A dirty, skinny dog shows up in Sam and Katie’s neighborhood. They start to follow it,
and they don’t like what they see: the Wilson sisters yell at the dog because it is digging
in their garden and the Tracy twins chase it on their bikes and throw things at it.
Sam and Katie want the dog to know they’ll be its friends. They think it should have a
name. Most of all, they want it to like them.
But they make a big mistake, and after that, it’s hard to make things right. Because how
can you apologize to a dog? Especially one that won’t come near you.
How they earn the dog’s trust and help it find its place in their town, and how the dog
gets its name, make for a heartwarming story told in two voices using prose and poetry.