Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

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ISBN-13: 9781478971160
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 232,643
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Eric O'Grey is an inspirational speaker with a bachelor of science degree in finance from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University. Eric enjoys long distance running with his dog Jake, gourmet plant-based cooking, and spending time with his wife, Jaye. He is passionate about animal kindness, plant-based nutrition, and helping others reverse obesity, type 2 diabetes, and achieve their optimal weight and happiness. More information about Eric and his initiatives is available on his website ericandpeety.com.


Mark Dagostino is a multiple New York Times bestselling coauthor whose career has been built through the sharing of uplifting and inspirational stories. Before becoming an author, Mark served ten years on staff in New York and LA as a well-respected correspondent, columnist, and senior writer for People magazine. More information is available on his website markdagostino.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction-Shadows and Light ix

Chapter 1 I'm Leaving… 1

Chapter 2 Waking Up 12

Chapter 3 The Perfect Pup 26

Chapter 4 First Encounters 43

Chapter 5 Cleanup Time 60

Chapter 6 Going Plant-Based 74

Chapter 7 Peety Takes the Lead 88

Chapter 8 Oh, the Water… 98

Chapter 9 Rebuilding 109

Chapter 10 Progress 128

Chapter 11 Pudgeville 137

Chapter 12 The Bridge 148

Chapter 13 Get Cooking 159

Chapter 14 Milestones 172

Chapter 15 Sarah Smile 183

Chapter 16 The Social Network 196

Chapter 17 At Your Service 213

Chapter 18 Sweet Melissa 225

Chapter 19 On the Road 237

Chapter 20 Homeward Bound 250

Chapter 21 A New Hope 262

Afterword 279

Acknowledgments 285

Advice and Recommended Resources 288

Recommended Health and Nutrition Resources 292

Animal Welfare Resources 295

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Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop reading this book. It is uplifting and motivational in so many aspects of life.
Twink More than 1 year ago
I am a dog person - and a reader who enjoys a good memoir. I found both in Eric O'Grey's book, Walking With Peety. The book was written with Mark Dagostino. And thanks to Grand Central Publishing, I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! "In 2010 at age 51, I was 340 pounds at 5’10”, my waist was 52 inches, and I wore 4XL shirts. My doctor told me to purchase a cemetery plot, because I would likely need one within the next five years." Instead, Eric visits a naturopathic doctor who advises him to eat a plant based diet - and get a dog. The dog will need walking, getting Eric started on some exercise. The results? Amazing. "Over the next year, my weight dropped to 180 pounds, my waist was reduced to 33 inches". And yes, changing his eating habits was a major part of that transformation. But the real catalyst was Peety - an older, overweight dog, surrendered by his family to a shelter. He needed rescuing reducing, but in the end it was Peety who rescued Eric. (Peety also lost 25 pounds along the way a well!) From having no friends, no partner, no joy in the everyday and failing health, Eric completely changed his life and mental and physical health with the help of Peety. Walking With Peety is an inspirational story - and a testament to the love of a dog. O'Grey registers Peety as a service dog. He does have a valid medical reason for this designation, but I question not having the dog trained by a professional service dog trainer. Instead he trains both Peety and his next dog himself. There may be more to this aspect that was not included in the book. Overall, Walking With Peety was a wonderfully uplifting read. And an inspiration for those looking to make some changes in their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Touching, philosophical, soul-bearing, healing, encouraging and uplifting. With so many dog stories out there, this is one of the best.