Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Coffee with a canine: Kim Kavin & Blue

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Kim Kavin and Blue.

The author, on how Blue got his name:
I wish I could say it’s some great literary reference, but the truth is that my ex-husband named Blue back when we were still married. He’d just seen the movie Old School starring Will Ferrell, and there’s this scene where Ferrell is shouting over the grave of a dead 90-year-old fraternity pledge, “You’re my boy, Blue!” My ex thought it would be hilarious to shout this around the house. I actually love the name Blue for a hound mix from the South, though I did ditch the quote just as soon as...[read on]
About Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth:
When journalist Kim Kavin decided that she wanted a puppy, she did what millions of people do every year: clicked on an online photo and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle--advertised as healthy and near her home in New Jersey--was actually a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. Blue had arrived in the Northeast with at least a dozen other dogs in an RV that is just one among countless transports whose sponsors are dedicating their efforts to saving dogs by any means possible. Blue was happy and friendly, but he seemed to have endured some unusual albeit unknown ordeal. The dog's manner prompted Kavin to trace his history all the way back to a long row of cages where Blue had been tagged to be put down in just three more days. Little Boy Blue is the true story of one sweet puppy's journey of survival. It's also a shocking exposé that describes a brutal ongoing reality inside some of this country's taxpayer-funded shelters. But Little Boy Blue also tells an inspiring story of the grass-roots rescue network that has exploded across the nation in recent years. Readers will come to know and love a very special dog who now brings smiles to the faces of everyone he meets. From a single click of Kim Kavin's computer mouse, Blue's journey of a lifetime began. This is the story of Little Boy Blue, told with candor and a great deal of love.
Visit the official site of the book Little Boy Blue and the wonderful dog who inspired it.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Kim Kavin and Blue.

--Marshal Zeringue