Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year while less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying by the age of 14. Unfortunately, bully victims are between 2 and 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Bullying and its affects
cannot be ignored. A young girl, Helen, finds help where she least expects it in coping with the mean girls at school. Even though her dog Millie can't talk nor do people things, Helen finds comfort in Millie's supportive companionship and unconditional love. Sometimes, just having someone to listen quietly while we talk about life helps us to figure things out.
This, in itself, can assist in building self-confidence. Dogs mirror their pet parents' feelings and can sense moods. As Helen learns, Millie is a loving and perceptive friend who brings her calm and understanding.