Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog

Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog

by Colin Campbell


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A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain—get your tissues ready, animal lovers!

After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. She was gone and wasn’t coming back. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness.
Soon after, a friend told Colin about a dog in need of rescue—a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer, a breed renowned for its friendly nature and remarkable swimming abilities. Colin adopted the traumatized dog, brought him home and named him George. Both man and dog were heartbroken and lacking trust, but together, they learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences. At the same time, Colin relived childhood memories of his beloved grandfather, a decorated war hero and a man who gave him hope when he needed it most.

Then everything changed. Colin was offered a great new job in Los Angeles, California. He took George with him and the pair began a new life together on the sunny beaches around L.A. George became a fixture in his Hermosa Beach neighborhood, attracting attention and giving affection to everyone he met, warming hearts both young and old. Meanwhile, Colin headed to the beach to rekindle his love for surfing, but when George encountered the ocean and a surfboard for the first time, he did a surprising thing—he jumped right on the board. Through surfing, George and Colin began a life-altering adventure and a deep healing process that brought them back to life. As their story took them to exciting new heights, Colin learned how to follow George’s lead, discovering that he may have rescued George but that in the end, it was George who rescued him.
Free Days with George is an uplifting, inspirational story about the healing power of animals, and about leaving the past behind to embrace love, hope and happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385682893
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 447,444
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

COLIN CAMPBELL has worked as a marketing executive in both the United States and Canada for the past twenty-four years. He has held senior roles with MacLaren McCann, MKTG and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. He has created and managed marketing and branded content programs for Nike, Mattel, Kraft and General Motors, among others. Colin’s syndicated radio show Junior Hockey Magazine has aired across Canada for the past twenty-four years. Colin and George live in downtown Toronto and escape as often as possible to the beaches of California and Nova Scotia to get their surfing fix.

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Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book brought about some much needed soul soothing while involved in the world of dog rescue. Although there are countless happy endings in rescue, there is also tremendous heartbreak. It was so uplifting to see the developing bond between a rescued dog and his human. Loved everything about this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your heart will swell reading this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
easy read with a happy ending and lots of life lessons to share!
BridgewaterBookLover More than 1 year ago
Free Days With George will resonate with every dog lover but it's a whole lot more. You don't have to be a dog's human to appreciate Colin and George's journey. The author and his best friend are kindred spirits. Once you discover what a "free day" is, you will awaken to the possibilities of creating your own. This book continues to have a profound impact on me. Dare I say it? For me, Free Days With George has been a self-help book. I've recommended Colin Campbell's book to many people. All came back to me with glowing responses. Not only will you get to know Colin and George but perhaps yourself a little bit better. An up-lifting read!