It is funny remembering all the hurdles we faced in our early years with him, and thinking about how he is today. The initial 18 months (the time-frame covered in his book) were certainly interesting for me, in that I experienced first hand his “lunge and bark” routine. Shortly after that I was made aware of his “startle response” . I “startled” him, and his “response” was to leave two sets of claw marks down my chest. Things of course did get better!
Ray’s story “Who Said I was up for Adoption?” is available in eBook, paperback and hard cover formats, and can be purchased direct from the Friesen Press Bookstore, or from Amazon/Kindle, Indigo/Chapters, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Goodreads and other on-line book retailers.
Following are two reviews selected from Amazon.com:
“What I loved about this book was Colin’s transparency. He relayed the hurdles – medically and behaviorally – that one may have to jump when working with a rescue whose past is completely unknown.”
“This is the story of the connection between an antisocial, sad stray dog and a human who had no clue what he was getting into. It’s a fun and interesting read. The dog is 75 lbs. of determination and strength that can be quite a challenge. As the story is told you can see the connection, cautious at first, continue to form a firm bond. The stories are funny, sad and some are heart breaking. It’s a must read for any dog person especially if you’ve rescued one. Even if you don’t have a dog (I don’t), it will tug at your heart strings.”
The link below goes directly to amazon.com: