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Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog (vuoden 2016 painos)

Tekijä: Colin Campbell (Tekijä)

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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
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Teoksen nimi:Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog
Kirjailijat:Colin Campbell (Tekijä)
Info:Anchor Canada (2016), Edition: Reprint, 224 pages
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What a lovely story about the friendship of a dog. All dog lovers can relate to the unconditional love George shows. George is a lucky dog to have found a home where he can be himself and lucky Colin who has George. Thank you for your story. ( )
  BarbOak | May 1, 2023 |
Looking for a"feel good" book? This is an uplifting novel about finding the joy in life. It is about the bond between dog and man, about the true nature of dogs, about discovering what is truly important in life and cherishing it. Colin Campbell also introduces us to "Free Days". Free Days are a concept taught to him by his grandfather, a WWll hero. I won't give away the full details about this delightful idea, but after reading just the prologue, and certainly after reading the book, you will find yourself actively seeking out and cherishing your own "Free Days".

The bond between an animal and it's owner can be powerfully strong. There are times when it can truly be lifesaving. Some think dogs will love anyone who feeds and shelters them. It's not always that simple. For proof, meet George.

George is a rescue dog. A massive, 6 foot long, 140 pound, afraid of men, probably abused, Newfoundland rescue dog. Life has not been kind to George in his short time on Earth. Colin is a successful marketing exec. living in Toronto. Recently life has not been too kind to Colin. Colin finds George and decides to take him home. Their journey begins. What happens next is a rocky endeavor, as these two have to learn to trust - one another and others, to work (and play) together and apart, and most importantly, to find joy in the everyday once again. The voyage is what makes this book shine-the path to the rediscovery of joy for both Colin and George.

George is a remarkable dog-proud, friendly, gentle, protective and intuitive. He attracts friends and admirers wherever he goes, most notably when he hits the beach. That's because when Colin is transferred to California, George, being a dog bred for ocean rescues, learns to surf! It is in the ocean, on a board that George and Colin find it all - the trust, the bond and most of all the purest joy. They also win a few trophies...

This is not a long book but it packs a big punch. Fair warning - this book will make you want to run out and adopt a dog. It will make you want to adopt a BIG dog! You will never forget George-and you will never forget the concept of Free Days. These are two gifts that Colin Campbell gives the reader - free with purchase!!

N.B. There are some great pix in the book but for even better and more recent shots the author has an Instagram called colintown which features George in his everyday life, including George with various feline and canine friends. There is also a Facebook page : freedayswithgeorge.

Thanks to Colin Campbell and Doubleday Canada for an advanced readers copy!
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  Rdra1962 | Aug 1, 2018 |
I'm a sucker for a good dog story, and this is one of the best. When the author is faced with an inexplicable disruption in his life, he becomes severely depressed and counseling doesn't seem to help all that much. A friend suggests adopting a dog, and though initially resistant to the idea, he takes a look at a dog rescue site on the internet and is immediately drawn to the picture of one dog in particular. Thus begins an adventure for both himself and one very large Newfoundland dog. Told with honesty and humour, the stories of both the man and the dog are very touching and evoke smiles, laughs and a few tears. The book includes a couple of sets of colour photographs which enhance the story greatly. Highly recommended! ( )
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Biography & Autobiography. Pets. Nonfiction. HTML:

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

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