Gosh, I'd forgotten how long it has been since I last posted here. Last fall I had recently finished a span of work with dog photography, and had just begun the process of adopting a little rescue dog from the local humane society.
In this case, because the dog had some medical problems, my wife and I had to serve as foster parents first, with the hope of making him well enough for adoption. Boy was that a fun time, although also full of a heap of hard work and weeks of anxiety. Anyhow, eventually that little dog led to a little book. And bunch of sketches I made of the little guy are in there too.
That book, '10 Big Things I Learned From A Small Dog' is a combination of engaging memoir and inspirational self-help book. It's about what we all can learn from the heart-warming story of a little dog with a big heart. He was so small, and the forces he was up against were so large and overwhelming.
The book is intentionally short because, hey, who reads that much any more. 10 BIG THINGS is a quick read, for people with a lot of curiosity and love for dogs but not much time to indulge them. I also intended it for all of us who could use some inspiration to overcome the increasing challenges in our lives. This is a book for the times.
10 BIG THINGS tells the story of how my wife and I offered foster care for a little rescue dog who had suffered crushing injuries. Almost unwittingly we found ourselves in the role of medication nurse and canine physiotherapist in an attempt to return him to health. In some former life he had acquired both a broken leg and a fractured pelvis, and they had not healed well. The humane society where we found him was concerned that every effort be made to ensure he would be able to lead a happy life. And the rest of the story is in the book.
You can find it at Amazon.