This story, told from the point of view of Merlyn, a K-9 police officer about his life with Mike, a human police officer and Merlyn's trainer and handler. The story is intended for pre-school through 5th grade to teach them about the work of police dogs, their human handlers and the closeness of the relationship between them. The book will be approximately 35 pages in length. The author is requesting about 19 full or half page illustrations with some color but not fully colorized and about 9 smaller black and white illustrations of objects mentioned in the story. The author wants the dog, Merlyn, Officer Mike, particularly the details of his uniform and the K-9. police car to be depicted accurately.