A Story of Hope, Resilience and George, the Surfing Dog
Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain in this North American bestseller—the life-affirming true story about how a man and his adopted dog taught each other to trust, love—and surf!—once again
When Colin Campbell went on a business trip one weekend, he came back to find his wife of many years gone. No note. No explanations. Just gone. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness.
One day, a friend told him about George, an abused dog who needed rescuing. Colin adopted the traumatized animal, and they were a bit of an odd couple at first—both of them heartbroken and lacking trust. But as time went by, a slow and steady bond was forged, a bond that was strengthened when Colin took a work transfer to Los Angeles and brought George with him. Being a surfer, Colin headed straight to the beach with his board and with George. And when Colin began surfing, George immediately followed him into the high waves . . . and hopped on the surfboard. This was the start of George's instant stardom as the largest surfing dog on the L.A. beaches, and together this remarkably gentle dog and his owner began a healing process that was dramatic, life-altering and love-affirming.
Free Days is about the amazing power of animals to heal, about overcoming adversity, about learning from the past, and about being the best, most loving creature you can be.
COLIN CAMPBELL is a director of corporate partnerships for the NHL. As a marketing executive, he has conceived hundreds of advertising and marketing strategies in both the United States and Canada for leading consumer brands such as Nike, Mattel, Toyota, and General Motors. Colin wrote and produced the nationally syndicated radio show Junior Hockey Magazine, which has aired across Canada for the past twenty-two years. Colin and his Newfoundland dog, George, live in Toronto with George's new best friend, Charlie the cat. Colin and George escape as often as possible to the beaches of California and Nova Scotia to get their surfing fix.
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