By Greg Kincaid
In this heartwarming novel, writer Greg Kincaid tells the gentle tale of the way one very targeted puppy replaced the lives of his adoptive family—and a complete town—forever.
“Todd, they constantly wish you to undertake a puppy. That’s what they do. along with, we don’t want one other animal round the following, and almost certainly now not a dog.”
When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged younger guy nonetheless residing on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears neighborhood animal guard is looking for transitority houses for its canines throughout the days resulting in Christmas, he is familiar with precisely what he desires for the vacations. His father gadgets, yet Todd’s patience quick wins out. quickly the McCrays are the momentary foster kinfolk for a adorable pooch the younger guy names Christmas.
But what approximately the entire different canine who may be pressured to spend the xmas season in cages? within the days that keep on with, Todd makes use of his specific presents of persuasion to inspire his place of origin to take part within the “Adopt a puppy for Christmas Program.” What follows from his small act of kindness will educate his relations, and his neighborhood, approximately peace in the world and strong will towards men—and animals.
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