Pick-Up Dogs

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About the author:
In addition to being an animal and nature lover, Kendall Whitney has been a professor, a therapy dog handler, a translator, a mannequin dresser, a telemarketer, a door-to-door salesman, a nurse's aid, a street canvasser, a dishwasher and a chef. After stints in San Francisco, Brazil, Spain, Costa Rica, Ireland, Vermont and Kansas, he now lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Marcos is, as far as we know, a greyhound/Lab about six years old who spent about 8 months at a shelter. He works as a certified therapy dog at a local psychiatric facility, hospice and several assisted living centers.
Lupe is a flat-coated retriever/border collie mix that was found abandoned on the wheat fields of Kansas. When she is not surveying her backyard, she can be found roaming the Mount Baker Wilderness Area, the Chuckanut Mountains, and the open spaces of the western United States.

Pick-Up Dogs

How Two Rescue Dogs Save the West from Being Won

Authored by Kendall A. Whitney

Pick-Up Dogs is an adventure road trip book about the healing powers of dogs. Following two rescue dogs on their journeys-not only around the great wilderness of the western United States, but down the hallways of psychiatric facilities and rehabilitation and assisted living centers-Pick-Up Dogs looks at the concepts of nature and healing through the prism of the iconic American road trip. The tales collected in this volume tell stories about dogs' abilities to pick us up when we're down and to heal us by bringing us into communion with nature and restoring our ability to relate to the world.
File under travel essays, road trips, therapy dogs, nature, the West.

Publication Date:
1466302755 / 9781466302754
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Travel / Essays & Travelogues

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