Follow the Dog Home: How a Simple Walk Unleashed an Incredible Family Journey

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A tale of three generations of Walsh family dogs, this quaint book demonstrates the tremendous bond that can exist between humans and their canine pals. Written by Comcast SportsNet anchor Kevin Walsh (The Marrow in Me); his 72-year-old father, Bob; and his 10-year-old daughter, Samantha, the book spans 1941 to the present, with the three Walshes taking turns narrating. After moving to Wellesley, Mass., Kevin’s beloved German shepherd, Beverly, becomes fascinated with a random home on their walking route, which turns out to be his father’s childhood home. Bob relates stories about his first dog, Dee Dee; FlyBoy, the cocker spaniel who howled incessantly; and the saintly Claudia, who dug her own grave. Kevin Walsh shares tales of Danielle, the determined cairn terrier who digs through carpeting and the floorboard to get to a parakeet in the basement, and Susie, the golden retriever with a fondness for alcohol. Not all their dog relationships are easy, however—Bob’s St. Bernard, Murphy, suddenly turns vicious and needs to be put down, and Daisy, the deaf dalmatian, cannot bear to be touched. Young Samantha, with her innocent love for her German shepherds Tiffany and Beverly and dreams of a life with eight kids of her own and lots of dogs, proves most charming. Agent: Concierge Marketing. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983901211
  • Publisher: JK Walsh Development, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 311
  • Sales rank: 1,024,437
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

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    Great read for dog lovers of all kinds

    If you are a dog lover (like me) this is a book you will enjoy reading! So many of the stories & family experiences that are written about in this book were things that mirrored my own life & that with the few dogs I've been blessed enough to have share my experiences. I laughed & cried at the tales & truly found myself drawn into the adventures & mishaps throughout.
    Of course with that being said this is also a book that will help people who aren't dog lovers better understand those of us who are...not an easy thing to do by any means. It allows you a glimpse into the passion, love, & heartache that a dog brings into your life. The emotions & stories are well told.
    Being a 4th grade teacher, I loved the fact that Samantha Walsh (Kevin's 10 year old daughter) was involved in bringing this book to life. She has such a great storytelling voice. I plan to read a few pieces to my class to show them that writing (& reading for that matter) are real & important things to them.
    Well done Walsh family!!!

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