Me: Look. It’s our darling Marvin over in Canada in his birthday bow tie.
Nell: Yes, it is.
Me: And he’s reading our book.
Nell: Yes. I sent a copy to Toronto for his birthday.
Me: What a good idea. I hope he enjoys it.
Nell: Of course he will. Have you read the reviews?
Me: People have been very kind.
Me: I can’t believe Marvin turned one already. It only seems like yesterday that Chris and Shannon were collecting him at the border.
Nell: I’ve written him a poem. Would you like to hear it?
Me: Very much.
Nell: ‘There once was a pup and his name it was Marvin.
He was found by the roadside shivering and starving.
Things didn’t look good and the pup was in danger
But everything changed with the help of a stranger.
Marvin was frightened.
He felt all alone.
He didn’t have a family.
He didn’t have a home.’
Me: This is heartbreaking.
Nell: It won’t be in a minute.
Nell: ‘Chris and Shannon love dogs
And wanted to adopt.
When they saw Marvin’s photo
Their searching just stopped.
They knew they had to rescue
That dear little boy,
And give him a life full of love,
Full of joy.
And that’s exactly what happened
Marvin’s life turned around.
They took him back to Toronto
Where he lives safe and sound.
So rescue dogs don’t give up,
Marvin’s message to you
Is that sometimes there is a happy ever after
And dreams really do come true.
And to all you dog lovers
I’d just like to say
If you can rescue a dog
Then do it today.’
Me: Mutley would have loved that.
Nell: I read it to him first. He is always listening you know.
Me: Yes. Sorry.