Someone at our local public library picks out interesting dog books! I devoured One Dog at a Time the day I brought it home. Pen Farthing is a British Royal Marine, and his tour of duty in a remote town in Afghanistan turned out very differently than he could have imagined.
He informally adopted one dog. Then there was another. Then a pregnant bitch, then …well, I won’t give away too much. You can read more about it at Amazon by clicking on the image, or you can look around his website nowzaddogs.com to find out what is currently happening as a result of that tour of duty. I won’t give away the story by saying what is on the site.
I did have a concern when I checked the book out of the library that reading about dogs in war-torn Afghanistan might cause me to lose a little sleep, and in fact it did! But the book doesn’t dwell on gruesome events. There are a few, but far more important is Pen Farthing’s love of dogs that shines through.
II discovered that he has written a sequel:
… and it’s available on Kindle! I got a Kindle recently, love it, and just bought this book… oh well, maybe I will wait till evening to read it, but I am not sure I would bet on it.