“I’ve learned to trust again. I’ve learned to play again. I’ve conquered my fears. But most importantly, I’ve learned never to lose hope.” That’s Bumble’s message to his readers on the back of his new book “Confessions of a Rescue Dog“. He generously shares what he has learned and let’s the reader peek into his world through touching and humorous observations.
Bumble hopes this book will be a heart-warming treat for pet lovers of ages 10-100, but more importantly, he hopes it will raise awareness and much needed funds to help more shelter animals find loving forever homes. He wanted to post an excerpt for you to read here. It’s about one of his favorite activities, visiting a small uninhabited island for a swim and a nice picnic:
“I love to go to this one particular island. It’s uninhabited and few people ever go there. It has shallow white beaches, and the sand is soft. My family likes the crystal clear water, and we spend hours snorkeling. This is where I also go into the water to swim and snorkel. It’s such a wonderful beach….Last time we were there we got a surprising visitor, completely unannounced. We were all swimming and suddenly mom was screaming. I thought she’d been bitten by a big fish, like a shark or something. I was ready to swim to her rescue!
Then I looked more carefully and saw a large dolphin. They are nice, intelligent animals and not fish. Mom had told me that earlier when we saw two of them swimming ahead of our boat. This one was swimming around mom, who was now standing waist deep in the water. She had been a bit scared when the dolphin first came to nudge her, but now she was delighted. The dolphin stayed with us for a while and then swam out to the ocean. The whole experience was very special.
Another thing that I love about these small outings is that we usually go out in the morning and return just before sundown. That means lunch on the beach somewhere, and I mean an excellent lunch on the beach. Mom never brings my bowl or my food, so I get what they get. Usually chargrilled chicken breasts or yummy sausages! I love the lunch time on these trips. I get pieces from everyone, and no one keeps a count. That’s what I call a picnic! I’m suggesting we make a small boating trip a regular feature in the weekend calendar, every week. No one would ever be bored.”
You can read another excerpt here. It is about the time when Bumble had just come from the shelter to his new home and was rediscovering how to play.
His book is finally available on Amazon US as a paperback and also on Kindle! In addition, it will be available on other on-line book sellers in the US and on Amazon’s sites world-wide in the next few days.
We both hope you’ll enjoy it!
18 thoughts on “Confessions of a Rescue Dog”
Yay!!! You finally got it out!! I’m so excited! Bumble looks so cute snorkling! Big hugs!
Thanks Jackie! The book has only a few illustrations, but I think they are cute and brighten it up a little bit. Yes, we are happy to be able to hold the actual book in our paws now 🙂
I sent you an email my friend! 🙂
Thanks! One your way too 🙂
Wonderful. The extracts I have read are delightful. Well done! I will see if my son will let me download it on to his Kindle!
Thanks! Bumble bows for the kind words 🙂
Awww…dear Bumble 🙂
I am going to get the book in paperback to send to my niece and nephew, I think they will enjoy it very much. I am glad it is available in paperback. I hope you sell lots and lots of them. Hugs
Thank you Mag! We hope to be able to provide some food for the dogs, cats and rabbits in the shelter 🙂
Beautifully done…the writing and the illustrations. Bravo!!!
Thank you 🙂
Tiny, I just realized that a glitch in WordPress must have seen me unfollow you. I only just noticed I hadn’t seen any posts from you in several weeks, so I did a search and discovered you were no longer in my reader (and not followed by me). I heard from another blogger that this had happened to her (with several blogs she didn’t mean to unfollow) – and now I see it’s happened to me too. Very unnerving! Now I need to wrack my brain to figure out who else might have dropped off. Technology. 😦
I’m just getting caught up with your posts from beginning of Feb to now. Congrats on the book release!! That is so exciting!
Hi Nancy! The same thing happened to me last year completely out of the blue. I could only identify one blog that had been dropped. I went searching for this blog too and after adding it again, it has stayed in my reader. Thanks for finding me again! The book has already brought in royalties worth at least 2-3 huge bags for food for the animals in the HS shelter:)
Every little bit helps! 🙂
Yes it does!
Just shared on my TGE Facebook page and Twitter! Looking forward to its arrival (and promise it won’t sit on my “to read” shelf for a horribly long time)!
Bumble has a big 🙂