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Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, by John Grogan

By John Grogan

Undesirable canines Have extra enjoyable is an unforgettable choice of greater than seventy-five newspaper articles from The Philadelphia Inquirer written via former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, those columns offer perception into the interesting and lovely international we are living in. even if it's writing approximately animals (from canines to elephants to geese!), robust and relocating reviews approximately his personal and different households, trenchant reviews on life’s foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with those people who are memorable and weird of their personal correct, John Grogan makes us laugh-he makes us cry-he makes us think.Visit www.baddogshavemorefun.comA percent of the earnings from the sale of this ebook will visit the nice puppy beginning, the place canines support people heal.To examine extra, stopover at www.thegooddogfoundation.org

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He prances off like a stallion. Jack’s brothers have autism. This family is through apologizing. qxd 7/23/07 10:08 AM Page 43 = May 6, 2005 When a Child Goes Missing It had the makings of every parent’s worst nightmare—a missing child. My best friend from college was visiting with his wife and two daughters. I loaded them and my three children into the minivan for a tour of historic Bethlehem. ” My middle child, who was 7 at the time, had simply disappeared. “He was just here a second ago,” my friend Pete Kelly said.

I found a nurse. “I’m Ruth Grogan’s son. ” It was a dumb question. This was a nursing home. Of course she was around. Everyone was always around. “I’d try the chapel,” the nurse offered. ” Life has its chapters, distinct divisions marked by watershed events, and this summer marked a new one in mine. qxd 7/23/07 10:08 AM Page 47 Family 47 a pot of soup simmered on the stove, and my folks greeted me happily at the door. This summer’s visit marked a new beginning. As my children swam in the lake I had swum in as a boy, I sifted through my father’s papers, visited his grave, and spent time with my mother in the place she now calls home.

Too cool,” he said. The questions and answers continued through our hike deep into the woods, through dinner on a ledge overlooking a fast-moving brook, and through the fire’s dying embers. I was beat, but I dared not stop him, knowing in a year, or perhaps even a month, he would be cringing at his father’s glory-days’ tales of close encounters with dead rock stars and past presidents. For now he was all ears, and I was too cool. I’d take it. As the moon rose over the trees, I finally managed to get in a question of my own.

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