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Who Said I Was Up For Adoption?: A story about one calculating dog...and one unsuspecting human Paperback – May 10, 2016

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Having always held a soft spot for the proverbial "underdog", Colin supports a number of charities that focus on homeless youth, those suffering from emotional and mental abuse, and those recovering from sexual exploitation; he has also volunteered in a hospital-based Crisis Intervention Unit where his role was to befriend, assess, and advise- perhaps the perfect training ground for pet adoption.
Ray happily shares his home with Colin in Oakville, Ontario, Canada along with Colin's partner, Carol, just a few minutes' walk from his favorite park. The ongoing adventures of Colin and Ray can be enjoyed by following them at:

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ FriesenPress (May 10, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 180 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1460280059
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1460280058
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.49 x 9 inches
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I was looking to adopt my first dog but, while I was thinking about a large, even temperament, self assured, sociable and huggy kind of dog... Ray was looking to adopt me. His plan was clearly more successful than mine because he moved in during March 2013.

He was not socialized; had no house training; was afraid of anything that moved; lunged and barked without warning; did not like to be touched, and had an attitude. He did, however, meet my criteria in size! Being a German Shepherd/Rottweiler X at 75 lbs, he was most certainly a large dog! Ray was my first dog, and &quot;Who Said I was up for Adoption?&quot; covers the emotional roller coaster of our first 18 months together!


My second book &quot;Just Thinking&quot;, is a collection of simple (I get confused easily!) verses about life in general. It is my sincere hope that readers will be able to relate to the manner in which I wrote them. If a piece was emotional to me, I would hope that it could also be emotional to them. If I have incorporated situations or circumstances which I found thought-provoking, it is hoped that they would also be encouraged to pause and ponder.


My third book was co-authored and is called &quot;The Odessa Chronicles&quot;. It is pure fun fiction, with a lot of life messages, and is recommended for children ages 4 to 104! Just imagine a Barn Owl with an attitude (Odessa), who accidentally meets a Jackalope (Jaxon), who accidentally meets a cat (Dewey) whose life is eating and sleeping. The three of them are all looking for a home ... and they find one, in a barn at an old disused farm.

Now imagine a human (Joshua) who is retiring and looking forward to a life of peace and tranquility on a little farm. You can guess which farm he purchases, and his life will never be the same.


Whether it be a true doggy story, life poetry, or some fun fiction ... enjoy!

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