Lucky-Me If you are thinking of adding a pet to your family, getting your children involved with the daily responsibility of caring for your new family member is an excellent way to teach kids some value lessons. We recently caught up with Christi Drue Dunlap who has authored “Lucky Me” which is told from the point-of-view of Rocky, an adorable rescued pug, this book will show children (and their parents) what it feels like to be a pet without a home; what the inside of a Humane Society looks like; ways to make sure your new pet feels at home, right away; and how animals tell us what they like and what they don’t.

Author/photographer/mom/blogger Christi Drue Dunlap loves animals. Her blog, Life in the Fur Lane, finds humor and beauty in the chaos of having a child and many pets. She writes and blogs because “family and furry friends make her house a home,” she says. “And life without fetch playing and the occasional furball just wouldn’t be as love-filled and fun.” Learn more about her book here.