It is one of my biggest fears: A natural disaster strikes and I can’t go home and get my pet or somehow he escapes and I am forced to leave, effectively abandoning him.
It breaks my heart just thinking about it.
So I certainly understand how Cara feels when she and her family have minutes to leave their home because wildfires are heading their way and her dog Mike disappears. I can imagine those what-if scenarios running through her mind, breaking her heart at the end of each. I can imagine seeing happy reunions with other pets and their owners and being happy for them, but sick for yourself. I can imagine hope, hope your pet is OK as long as you can get back to him.
Missing Mike ($18.95, Pajama Press) is another great read by Shari Green. Written in free verse poetry style, which I don’t actually understand, although I do like it, Missing Mike is a quick read and full of heartache, but also kindness and we discover, along with Cara, what home means.
Read my review of Green’s other book, Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess.
A copy of this book was provided by Pajama Press for an honest review. The opinions are my own.