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Be More Dog Paperback

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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 threelegged 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.

#1 New Release in Travel With Pets and Veterinary Surgery categories on Amazon – September/October, 2019

Publishing Details

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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2 reviews for Be More Dog Paperback

  1. 5 out of 5


    As an avid reader and animal lover I found this book to be very gripping and heartfelt. This book was filled with so much love and eloquently written. I felt like I was actually taken on this journey with them. It was worth the read and much more. It was a very personal and powerful reflection of selfless love, strength, and commitment. I would highly recommend this book for any pet lover out there.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Renae Alejandre

    As a workaholic myself this gave new meaning to living in the now. This book brought about so many feelings from happy, to sad, to overjoyed and excited to turn the page. A great read for all of us who forget to live in the now and are bogged down with the everyday stressors of work and life. What a beautiful way to remember Jerry and what he taught those around him about life, love and the power of living in the now. Be More Dog is a must read!!

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