Fostering Marcel | Josie & Vernita Leins


“As soon as Mom held Marcel, they instantly bonded. She knew right away that he had to come home with us. At first, I thought it was a good idea, until I had to share Mom’s attention with the cat, then I became jealous. As Mom predicted, we eventually became friends and had fun adventures together. The day Mom rehomed Marcel, she was devastated. What is this bond between human and animal? Why is parting so difficult? As Mom shares her thoughts and insights, she challenges us to think about our connection with nature, the animals in our lives, and the very foundation of what it is to be human.”

—Josie, yellow Lab

Format: Softcover Picture Book
Length: 66 pages
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781633811560

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

5 in stock

Josie, a yellow Lab, is a coauthor with her mom, Vernita Leins. Together they share their personal experiences to encourage others to contemplate their own perspectives and relationships. Josie and her mom enjoy walks in the woods and living on a pond with Mom’s husband, Robert (Uncle Bob to Josie). Josie is a rescue and Mom’s trained service dog.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × .5 in