I just finished reading Follow the dog Home by Bob, Samantha and Kevin Walsh. Three generations of dog lovers and their stories that go with having dogs as part of their families. At first I thought I was going to have a tough time getting through it. Not because I didn't like the book, but getting through the losses they share through years of having dogs. It is inevitable that there will be loss when you have any pet, but really who wants to talk about it! Talk about it they did and it turns out I didn't mind shedding some tears for every one of their special family dogs after reading about the great life they lead with one the Walsh families. You have to have loved to feel loss right? And love they did.
The thing is, all their recollections, Bob, Kevin and Samantha's struck a cord with me. Right from the grandfather's to the granddaughter's and if you're a dog lover it will with you too. Listening to Bob's stories from years ago and how different and simpler things were ( like just letting your dog outside to wander the neighborhood and let them back in when they come home) was like taking a step back in time. I remember just letting our dog out and when he'd bark, just let him back in.
It shows how families come together through the love and loss of a dog. They tell it all right from puppies and problems that can come with choosing and raising a pup right to the senior years. This is just an all round inspiring book that is so well written as it is told from the heart of not one Walsh family member but three. So if you love dogs as much as I do I think you should join the Walsh's; Bob (grandfather) Samantha (Bob's granddaughter) and Kevin (Bob's son) on their journey through their family dog tree. You won't be disappointed watching them Follow the Dog Home!
I was not compensated for this post. I was given a book to read. The opions formed are my own.