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“Wally’s World is a gem. This story about a singular bull terrier that ruled the roost in a couples’ lives and hearts for a few short years is just like the breed the memoir so lovingly and poignantly portrays---funny, unexpected, and heartbreaking in the best ways.” ---Jonathan Carroll, author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Wooden Sea, The Land of Laughs, and The Ghost in Love
“It is a rare treat to step into a total world revolving around a dog we’ve all dreamed about. Wally is a canine Clark Gable, a charming rogue, loved without reservation. More than that, here too is the writer’s life, with more twists and turns than a dangerous mountain road or a smooth interstate. Wally’s World took my breath away. You gotta love him and his family.” ---Mordecai Siegal, author of Dog Spelled Backwards
"An entertaining and touching story of an inimitable dog whose winning personality and joie de vivre touched all who knew him. Whether during idyllic and hilarious times as a farm dog or helping his people navigate a Kafkaesque legal case, Wally was ever ready to inspire, comfort and bring joy to those he loved." —Claudia Kawczynska, Editor in Chief of The Bark Magazine
"Wally, who is the centre of Boulton's and Williams' worlds, provides comic relief through the book as he does in real life. He's good natured, charming and loaded with personality. He'll do anything for a cookie or a ball." – Joanne Shuttleworth, Guelph Mercury
"Wally is more like the thread that holds the book together -- just as he has helped to hold the author together during difficult times." – Kitchener-Waterloo Record
"If you like pets, you will love Wally's World. "Wally uses his bully front paws as adeptly as Oscar Peterson uses his hands on the piano . . . he jumps in the air to make a header and has bounced tennis balls off his nose since he was a puppy." – Andrew Armitage, Owen Sound Sun Times
"Wally's World is a gripping memoir that moves gracefully between humorous stories about Wally, the beloved dog cum child, and Boulton's narrative of Williams's tribulations, told with icy irony and barely restrained anger - 'not all that much has changed since Salem.'" – Elizabeth Abbott, Globe and Mail
I have read other dog books, but this one is the best one.
It is filled with love, wonderful commentaries on life, suspense, outrage and, in the end, a confirmation of those, both man and dog, who employ a zest for living.
Reading of Wally's antics and his sweet nature reminded me so much of my two dear departed Bullies.
As a long time owner and breeder of bull terriers, this book captured the personality of these wonderful dogs superbly. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Likealynx
I didn't love this book. It's not a book about a dog, as other reviews have pointed out. But it's barely about a dog (so why the title?). Read morePublished on March 28, 2011 by Nicole H.