Sachin Muralidhar, a student at Great Falls Elementary School, asked his parents for a dog for his tenth birthday. Sachin did his research and his family agreed that the time was right to add a pup to their family. They travelled to the Washington Animal Rescue League where Sachin, his brother, mom and dad fell in love with a sweet, quiet and gentle pup. The tan-shepherd-mix dubbed Clue went home to grow and play with two growing and playful boys. That was not to be. Unbeknownst to our medical team, the puppy, with the soulful eyes, had a congenital liver defect that would become obvious in a short time. Little Clue was euthanized within weeks of moving into a home where he was loved and adored.
Sadness overwhelmed the family. Reminders of the little pup were everywhere. Sachin dealt with his grief by writing a poem. The poem, Get a Clue, is now a book complete with photos of Clue's brief life.
|Sachin and Clue|
Sachin includes a postscript to his poem that reads, Please tell your parents to take you to WARL – they do a such a great job rescuing abandoned animals and giving them a safe place to live until someone adopts them – and, they have the cutest puppies, like Clue, just waiting for you!
And that's what the Muralidhar family did. They adopted a rambunctious retriever-mix, Sparky, who has so much energy that it is hard to get a photo of the energetic pup that isn't blurred by motion.
To purchase a copy of Get a Clue, go to http://www.amazon.com/Get-Clue-Sachin-Muralidhar/dp/0985953608/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353099480&sr=8-1&keywords=get+a+clue%2C+sachin+muralidhar.
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