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Be More Dog E-book

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When their dog Jerry lost a leg to cancer, Jim & Rene set out to travel together in a new RV. Jerry led them around the country for two years. Be More Dog is more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. It is a mantra to live by, and this book is the guide. With Foreword and original artwork by MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell.
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Many people dream of a magic reset button. With one touch, it would instantly change their circumstances and create a more fulfilling life. What they don’t realize is that life provides plenty of opportunities to change direction, but few of us heed the signs showing us the way. For workaholic entrepreneurs Jim and Rene, their sign came as a cancer diagnosis. After growing their home-based business for ten years, their heart and soul dog, Jerry, had a front leg amputated because of bone cancer. Vets said their time together was running out. They decided to make the most of it. Acting quickly, they sold their home, their business, and nearly everything they owned. They bought a new RV and made Jerry a promise: “Stay with us long enough, and we’ll take you on the road trip of a lifetime!”

By the time they hit the road to travel the country together as a pack, Jerry had already outlived his original prognosis. Their RV travels took them from northern California through the southwest desert, to the Atlantic coast in Maine, down to Florida and back to the top of the world in the Rocky Mountains. For two years they experienced many adventures, with Jerry leading the way and showing the world that it’s better to hop on three legs than to limp on four. Their nomadic lifestyle breathed new life into the happy dog, who generously shared important life lessons along the way. Once they opened their eyes to how he lived each day to the fullest, everything looked different. Their reset button was pressed.

Be More Dog is more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. This book is a heartwarming tale with deep meaning. Through his actions and attitude in the face of adversity, Jerry shows Jim and Rene how important it is to live in the now – to persevere when the going gets tough, to never give up, and that every day is a great day, no matter what life throws your way.

Features Jerry’s story, as seen in Nature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs which first aired on PBS in 2009. Includes Foreword and original artwork by MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, with scenes describing his famous “NOW! NOW! NOW!” strip that played a vital role in helping Jim and Rene discover the importance of living in the Now.

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Self-published in the United States by the authors under their imprint: Agreda Communications. Be More Dog is a registered trademark of Agreda Communications. MUTTS is a registered trademark of Patrick McDonnell.

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1 review for Be More Dog E-book

  1. 5 out of 5


    I was “there” with you two and Jerry! You brought me right into your adventures, right by your side, as you traveled with Jerry on this life altering journey. You brought me along every step of the way emotionally and spiritually. I “traveled” across the country with you and “saw” and experienced gifts of Nature I would never be able to physically experience myself.

    And I got to witness a beautiful Soul deep love between you and Jerry A loving bond between you and Jerry guided by purpose and mission. I loved watching as the depth of your relationship revealed one profound life lesson after another. I could almost hear the bells go off in your head as you “got it”, you got the lesson, the message.

    I laughed and, oh yes, I cried. Often there were tears of joy. When the sad tears came, you had a way of soon replacing them with smiles, with Jerry guiding you the whole way weaving in and out of every emotion a human could possible feel.

    ‘Enlightenment” comes shining through in so many different ways with this book. Yrs, it’s a lesson in hope and inspiration. It’s also a tutorial on how to live in sync with the mission of your dog! Yes, it’s undeniable that Jerry came to Jim and Rene with a mission. A mission that became theirs too. Live in the moment and make ecery moment count. Find the empowerment that can come from every struggle. Jim and Rene learned to celebrate every moment of Jerry’s happiness and contentment, regardless.

    Reading about all the lessons Jerry taught you, all the steps Jerry presented to you to ensure “Tripawds” would evolve, shows the power of a dog’s heart and the love he and his humans share.
    Sally H

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