Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog by Colin Campbell

Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog

byColin Campbell

Kobo ebook | May 12, 2015

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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 happiness.

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Title:Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big DogFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385682883

ISBN - 13:9780385682886

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful story of healing, love and respect! I enjoyed Free Days with George because it was well written and easy to read. The author's love and respect for his dog, George, is reflected throughout this book. It is a great testament to how much animals and especially dogs can add to our lives. It was also very interesting to get insight into the character traits of the Newfoundland dog! Totally enjoyed this book!
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Free Days With George This was one of the best books in a long time. I laughed a lot reading about this beautiful dog. George can teach us all a lot. Loved the photos too. I would also think this story would make an Awsome movie.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I enjoyed it. Easy writing style and decent flow, it's like listening to a friend telling me the story. A wonderful reminder of the simple pleasures and potential of rescue dogs. Makes me wonder what George is doing now.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it ! Good read ! You care about them from beginning to end. Thank you Colin for your honesty and sharing with us this great life changing bond between yourself and George.
Date published: 2015-09-02