I received this book from Goodreads.
I love any and every book that promotes the value of kindness towards animals.
Grandpa Bill wasn't always a kind old man with 1000 dogs. He used to be a cruel little boy that didn't know how to share- not even crumbs to a staving dog. His kindness was on short supply, too. He kicked the poor little pooch away.
Unbeknown to Bill, that scraggly dog begging for food was actually the Guardian of all Stray Dogs.
As fate would have it, he soon learned the value of both lessons through a deserving punishment. He himself was turned into a stray dog!
Bill was very frightened by his predicament and beseeches every person he sees to help him. None would listen. All they saw was an annoying, noisy dog.
Starving and alone, Bill realized that the way people had just treated him was just how he had treated the stray dog. Now he knew what it felt like.
He cried and apologized over and over and promised to care for stray dogs until he's old and gray. The Guardian of Stray Dogs heard him and changed him back so long as he always keeps his promise.
I would have also loved this book as a kid simply because it was about dogs and that dumb kid got his just desserts.