This funny, sweet, heartfelt story chronicles the love between a dog—Monk Martin—and his human, and how the bond that grows between them becomes unbreakable; a bond of LOVE that is stronger than anything the universe throws its way. Monk ever so delightfully, cleverly, and poignantly narrates his own journey, and through his puppy dog eyes we experience his humorous and authentic view of his life—all shaped by the people and the creatures he meets along the way. Where the Dogs Go is a story for anyone who has truly loved a dog, or for anyone whose heart has ached when their best friend has departed this earth, and for anyone who really believes that the power of love is the best gift the universe has granted us.
Growing up on a farm in rural Canada, author Janell Martin could have never imagined she would live her adult life in Los Angeles. When the first grade teacher fell in love with an American, her life took a turn south—literally—when she followed her heart and relocated to The United States. Her sneakers had barely crossed the US border when she found herself dumped, and alone, in a strange new world. Strange became surreal when she fell into Hollywood, changing her profession and building a career as a personal assistant to celebrities. Along the way she gained a new family of friends, the most important being a little dog named Canoli, who found his way into her heart and changed her life forever. Canoli became the muse for her first novel, Where the Dogs Go, a heartfelt love story written as a tribute to him.
Every good fairytale starts out with ‘Once Upon A Time,’ and this one is no exception. However this tale, which might at times appear to be a fictional fairytale, is actually based on true life, my life to be exact. It is the story of life, its hardships and its successes, but most importantly, and most unquestionably, it is above all a story of love; a story of true love and the magnetic and magical energy pull which true love creates, becoming a magnetism so strong that life and beyond cannot—and must not—escape.