Book review- Gabby, The Little Dog That Had to Learn to Bark
Gabby, The Little Dog That Had to Learn to Bark by Barby Keel Citadel Press/Kensington Books $15.95. 2020
Barby Keel runs the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary in East Sussex, England, so she sees hundreds of homeless animals, helping them regain their health, giving them needed training, and then finding them their forever homes.
One day, a Lhasa Apso-Yorkie cross arrives, and Barby loses her heart to the frightened dog. This book is the story of Barby’s efforts to teach Gabby to be a “real dog,” including the occasional bark. It’s a story of patience and love as we follow Barby’s efforts, and read about her own battle with breast cancer. When Gabby finally barks, we’re left with the question of who rescued whom.
You’ll have to wait until after the holidays for this book, because it won’t be released until late January, 2020. For more information about Barby Keel and her sanctuary, go to her website: http://barbykeel.btck.co.uk/
Susan M. Ewing
Past president, Cat Writers’ Association
Past secretary, Dog Writers Association of America
Award-winning author, 14 animal books
“Cats! Train Your Owner” (Flash Cards)
Numerous magazine articles