The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. Belle's maternal grandfather is a changed man since losing his daughter in the accident. He finds it difficult to have a relationship with Belle since she is a constant reminder of her mother. It is Atticus the new puppy who will change Belle's life and the lives of those who love her.
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[Lillian takes a Donation Jar off her counter. It says: "DONATE TO CONSTRUCTION OF KC NO KILL CLINIC"
This is your father's project.
He's been promising that for years, like all of his promises... nothing ever comes from it.
You don't understand.
You don't understand! You don't kill things because they're broken! You don't kill things because they're sick! Or dying! You don't kill things because it is easier! You give things a chance! You never know what'll happen! You just don't ever know!