Helpful advice, insights into your dog’s world, and guidance on choosing the right vehicle are only a part of this comprehensive look at travelling with your dog.
Packed with original colour photographs, and containing invaluable information and opinion from veterinarians and an animal behaviourist.
Norm Mort grew-up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where everybody seemed to own a dog. Since marrying Sandy – who worked for a veterinary clinic for a number of years – the couple have always had dogs and cats as part of their household.
Norm’s son and co-author, Andrew Mort, always had a dog sleeping at the bottom of his bed as a child. When Andrew married in 2008, he and his new wife, Cate, had homed a rescue dog within their first week together.
Andrew is a graduate in Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in Toronto, and has a Fine Arts degree from York University, Toronto. A freelance photographer, his photographs have also been published in eight books on various topics over the past three years.
This is Norm and Andrew’s first dog book together, following a long collaboration on car and truck books.
Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka.
Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility."
Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines.
My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.