One minute Dog Medicine trailer

Bunker as a puppy, just before the road trip to Seattle.

Bunker trying to learn to climb stairs in 1996.

Footage of Bunker doing some healing in 1999, from  a video journal that I kept.

Bunker love in the yard. This is also from the video journal I kept in 1999.

Extended Trailer (3 minutes)

Video Journal of my Solo Hotel Writing Retreat, whenI wrote the epilogue.

7 thoughts on “Videos

  1. My heart is pounding and saying I finally found someone I could relate to! This unconditional love that a pup can give you in the physical world is beautiful. This book has found me ! I believe Jesus has guided me again to show me he’s right there through this season I’m in. We have to stay strong in Faith, Hope and Believe we’re gonna be okay💜 Riley my pup passed 10/07/22 . It’s been a struggle since. Thank you for sharing your story. I just started reading. Bunkers eyes reminded me of Riley’s. I picked it up not reading the part How my dog saved me from myself until today! So true.

  2. ME llevo tiempo leer tu libro,quizas demasiado…me veia reflejada en cada pagina,y a veces el dolor me comia por dentro por que yo sentia lo mismo….años atras.Pero das esperanza,una esperanza enorme que hace ver que todo es posible y que se puede lograr si se quiere y te esfuerzas.Sigo teniendo que esforzarme,pero vale tanto la pena…por cierto,mis dos angeles perrunos son Milu y Iron,y junto con mi marido…mi vida entera.Gracias por contarlo,eres la voz de muchos que tambien pasamos infancias dificiles…un saludo…

  3. I have just finished reading your very moving book. I had to fly across the world to rescue my daughter who was in the same situation as you were in New York. She was in Switzerland and I in Australia. She was very reluctant to return to Australia for various reasons until I promised her a puppy and Rufus came into our lives, a very beautiful and cute cavoodle, he is now 2 years old. My Daughter is very much better, thanks to good medication and dog medicine. We recently had to reciprocate the cuddles and medicine when he got very ill and thankfully he is also much better.

    1. Hi Mary, Thank you so much for this note. I am so happy that your daughter is okay and that Rufus found his way to her. So glad he’s okay after a scary illness as well! Amazing parallels in our stories. Please send your daughter and Rufus all my best. And you too, Mama. xo, Julie

  4. Hi Julie,
    I’m sure you’ve been getting notes just like this, but I suppose that one more won’t hurt.

    Just got finished reading Dog Medicine in less than 24 hrs. and I cried through every page. Every. Single. Page. I cried, because in 2006 I was diagnosed with depression and I cried because I know how important your beautiful Bunker was to you.

    In 2007 I got my Axel, who saved me when I was laid off in 2010 from a job I dearly loved. He’s my hiking companion and without the combo of dog and nature, I know I wouldn’t be here for my family.

    Dogs are the bomb. I still battle with my depression, and when I hit a low point, there’s Axel. Sticking his nose into my face, encouraging me to do something with him to pull me out of the funk. I’ve had dogs in my life since I can remember, and looking back over 57 years, I can now see how each of my dogs has been there for me through whatever it is I was going through. I can’t and won’t live without one.

    Thank you for telling your story and Bunker’s as well. It’s lifted me up and made realize, again, that, like the moment a dog lives in, humans only have the one day they are given.

    You’ve probably seen this before but, like this note, I’ll share it anyway…

    God summoned a beast from the field and he said, “Behold man, created in my image. Therefore, adore him. You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, accompany him wherever he may go…even into civilization. You shall be his companion, his ally, his slave.”

    “To do these things,” God said, “I endow you with these instincts, uncommon to other beasts: Faithfulness, devotion and understanding surpassing those of man himself.”

    “Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death. Lest it impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to the faults of man. Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the power of words.”

    “Let no fault of language cleave an accord beyond that of man with any other beast or even man with man. Speak to your master only with your mind and through your honest eyes.”

    “Walk by his side; sleep in his doorway; forage for him; ward off his afflictions; love him and comfort him. And in return for this, man will fulfill your needs and wants — which shall be only food, shelter and affection.”

    “So be silent, and be a friend to man. Guide him through the perils along the way to this land that I have promised him. This shall be your destiny and your immortality.” So spoke the Lord.

    And the dog heard and was content.

    I haven’t been able to find who wrote this yet though. I’ll keep looking though!

    Thank you for your beautiful book.


    1. Don,
      Thank you. This means so very much to me. I can’t even really explain how happy it makes me to know that the book found you, that it moved you deeply, and that it helped you remember that amazing idea–that all we have is this moment. Incredible.

      I spent years writing this book in a solo, quiet meditation of love for my dog, my husband, and my family. I never knew if it would reach anyone. The fact that it has begun to reach just the right people seems to meet like some kind of divine intervention. So thank you.

      I send all my best to you and Axel. I’m so glad you found each other.
      ~ Julie

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