In this touching memoir Julie Barton shares how powerful puppy love can be. Dog Medicine, shares the power of the human animal bond, as Julie recalls the darkest point in her life. A year out of college, she was struggling in the depths of depression, nothing seemed to be working and she wasn’t getting better.
Nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. That decision would change everything for the better.
The way Julie describes what it is like to be in the depths of depression is amazing. It really brings to life the hopelessness, and describes it in a way I had never heard before. If for nothing else, reading this memoir could help others understand an often misunderstood condition. But it’s not just a story about depression, it’s a story about hope, love, and yes, a dog.
Bunker became Julie’s medicine, just by being a dog really. Dogs have this wonderful way of accepting us just how we are. I love when she describes it: “So I decided to be as sad with Bunker as I needed to be, because he didn’t care. He accepted me. He didn’t need me to be happy… He didn’t judge me, he simply saw me.”
I think that is why we love our dogs so much, they just let us be us, flaws and all, and the love never stops. The book is a real testament to the power of pets, any animal lover would enjoy reading it. Watch the book trailer below, and of course, if you want your own copy of Dog Medicine you can pre-order now. The book releases on November 10th!