Louise is the most scared dog in the world! Sharon Cree, the Author, sees a photo on her computer of Louise, a copper-nosed beagle with a white splotch on her ear. Louise is living in a shelter in West Virginia. Sharon lives in Pennsylvania. The look in Louise’s amber eyes in the photo on her computer haunts Sharon day and night. Louise is on the “Urgent” list, meaning that her time to live is limited. On Thanksgiving Day, 2005, the shelter where Louise is housed blows up in a gas explosion, leaving the animals living there no place to live. Louise and her sister, Thelma, are transported to a nearby farm with other animals who survived the blast. They will have to live outside in a hog pen over the winter. Sharon’s heart is restless, she feels a connection to Louise…she needs to save Louise, she wants Louise to be with her.
Sharon gets her wish! However, when Louise arrives, things are anything but smooth. Louise is afraid of everyone…and, everything! She even runs from the kitchen when bacon is frying! Sharon is frustrated but determined to help Louise by finding out what makes her “tick.” Despite the variety of her efforts, nothing is working with Louise. Then, in a freak moment, outside at the vet’s office, Louise breaks loose in a busy business district with non-stop traffic and is on the lam! The hunt to find Louise is on! With a heavy heart, Sharon endures days that turn into weeks, with Louise still missing. To find out what happens, you’ll just have to read this book!
This story is a heartwarming tale about love for Louise and the world of rescue from a foster mom’s perspective. Sharon has fostered and placed, with the Furry Friends Network in which she volunteers, over 50 beagles. Within this organization, she is affectionately known as “the Beagle Lady.”
If you love dogs, you will love this story of Louise on the Lam! And, if you have a rescue dog or cat, or any rescue animal in your life, you will love this book even more!
Soft Cover, 249 pages