Bringing Hope to All

Welcome to Darby’s Story and More Blog , inspiring stories of an adopted dog and the tales of tailless cat.  Since the release of these books  many lives have been touched.  Those who are active in animal rescue groups, love their pets, children who have lost a pet, families enjoy reading animal stories to their children, and children who love to read.  

Darby’s Story and Bangle Bear are A Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Recipient .  

Thank you MCA.

Martha’s  future plans to publish the Trilogy concerning animal adoption, blended family issues, and single parenthood. These awards will enhance my mission to inspire more pet adoptions,  support non-profit animal groups, Literacy programs and Military families.

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Martha provides a personal encounter with her own adopted animals. Sharing the warmth, the antics and adventures her beloved animals. The Courage to face a son decision to sign up.

Bangle Bear The Tale of a Tailless Cat, a unique feline with wonderful tales to share. Bear provides her own thoughts through out the day and the changing of the seasons. Discover how Bear trains her human pets and countless antics. How the family deals with a grown son enlist, and the deployments. (Spring 2011)

The third book: Finding Your Way Home, will grab your heart, when life throws you a curve ball, you still learn to open your heart and find acceptance. Goober and Widdles, two stray kittens adopt us. Oddie has a mother to love her while her Dad leave for out of town work. After four long years the son comes home, and dealing with the effects of war.

Each book is ideal for reading level 4 grade and up. Suitable for summer reading list and class rooom book reports.Finding Your Way Home, A delightful story of two stray kittens, lost and hungry for food and love. 

Picabo The little Horse That Could, An inspiring story of three rescued mares. Each endured their fate, until hope came to save them. 

Thank you for visiting.  ” There is hope for a Forever Home..”

Sincerely, Martha Steward


24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kim Thomas  |  April 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations on your award! It sure is deserving – what better way to help the animals of this world, than to share a story of a rescued one. Your future plans only add to this!

    Thank you for blogging the change!
    Kim Thomas from

  • 2. Pup Fan  |  April 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats on your award – that’s awesome!

    • 3. Martha Steward  |  April 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Thank you, Your kind words of encouragement, will keep sharing and inspiring pet adoption through the pages. Best and have a wagging tail day~ Martha

  • 4. Sandra Humphrey (@Sandra305)  |  February 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations on your award! We adopt all our cats and dogs from our local AHS, so I know we’re going to love your books! Again, Congratulations!

    • 5. Martha Steward  |  February 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Sandra, may we both inspire pet adoption and support family reading moments. Please join me in Reading Across America. Have a great day ~ Martha

  • 6. Allen P.  |  February 19, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Hi- found your blog on LinkedIn. I love it! Inspiring!! We write similarly style blogs- mine is about dogs and cats lives from a dogs point of view- dullesdog.blogspot. You’ve got some great information. Thanks for blogging.

  • 7. Paedra  |  February 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Pet adoption is a great and sustainable alternative to buying pets from pet shops. I would be my first choice and I thoroughly support this scheme.

  • 8. Martin Rothery  |  February 21, 2012 at 3:56 am

    I think it’s terrific work that you’re doing – keep it up.
    All the best

  • 9. Judy Ziegler  |  February 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Great blog Martha and thank you for the compliment.
    My Dog card website is and I also sell my cards on Etsy , store name is Judzart.

    • 10. Martha Steward  |  March 1, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Morning Judy, Thank you for the info, stay in touch. Have a great day : )

  • 11. cometscorners  |  March 9, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations on the award! We found you on PetPav (have just joined your group) – we’re all for spreading the word!

    • 12. Martha Steward  |  March 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Thank you so much, together we shall inspire pet adoption : )

  • 13. Pamela Courtney  |  March 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations on your well deserved award! I’m excited about reading, The Little Horse that Could. Seems like it’s going to be a heart tugger. Do you think it’s too old for 4yrs.?

    • 14. Martha Steward  |  March 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

      Pamela the books are chapter books to read to your kids, and book reports for older elementary grades, designed for family reading in general.

  • 15. tamaramcrill  |  March 17, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Wandered over from your guest post on Lana Badoim’s blog and just wanted to say how wonderful I think the topic/goal of your books are!

    • 16. Martha Steward  |  March 19, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Thank you for stopping by, remember to share the message ‘Adopt before you shop’ : )

  • 17. kristinap6209  |  March 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You are an AMAZING and INSPIRATION!!!! I am in animal rescue and I have 3 death row dogs, and Chance, Hazel, and Tito are amazing if more people would give the under dog a chance and see that they really are WONDER DOGS!

    • 18. Martha Steward  |  March 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

      I so agree with you Kristina, we keep on sharing, others will listen ~ Best to your day ~ Woof On !!

  • 19. Lubna  |  March 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Congrats Martha. A well deserved award. My four legged friends send their happy wags and purrs – PS: Came here from the LI group, bloggers help bloggers.

    • 20. Martha Steward  |  March 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Lubna ~ Thank you, and a happy wagging day back to your ‘family’ too : )

  • 21. sandra305  |  May 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations on receiving the Sunshine Blog Award! You can check it out on my new blog post at
    and then please pass the Sunshine Blog Award on to 10 bloggers who inspire you!
    Have a Sunny day!

  • 22. jakesprinter  |  June 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Excellent work you deserve to have it my friend 🙂

  • 23. Bindhurani  |  August 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Congrats for the award. You are doing an amazing work. A real sunshine!!

    • 24. Martha Steward  |  August 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Thank you, and you too. Together we shall shine : )


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