Who wouldn't love to learn from this gentle teacher?
Kids spend a lot of time wondering about how to be a good friend, how to communicate effectively, and what it means to be successful in life. Truth is, even a lot of adults wonder these things. What if you could learn all this from a dog? Well, you can.
Discover why the world's canine guru has so many fans around the world.
Award-winning author JOEL LUND grew up in the Seattle area, where he frequently crashed his bicycle flying over jumps he built with friends. In between his sophomore and junior year of college, he traveled around the country in a band. Later, he earned his Master's degree from Regent College, in Vancouver BC, and worked 15 years in youth ministry. His second career was in the financial services industry.
He was awarded "Top 10 Idaho Author" for his first book, "The Ultimate Survival Guide For Youth Ministers" His second book, "Watson's Way; Life Lessons We Earned From Our Brilliant Dog," won a "Top 3 Idaho Book" award. He’s won numerous North American Book Awards.
He also writes young adult fantasy fiction ["The Gargoyle Chronicles" series], under his pen name, Brandon King. He is a galleried artist, musician and person to too many pets. He has spoken to more than 100,000. With his wife, he is the co-founder and CEO of Prepare For Rain, a business dedicated to helping others transform their lives into who they know they can be: fulfilled, whole and making a difference.
Find out more at: http://www.prepareforrainpress.com/
A primary goal of mine, through writing Watson's Way, is to convert people into dog lovers. Why? Because I believe that dogs help us connect better with other people. This happens, in no small part, because dogs are (with few exceptions) incredibly generous, patient and forgiving. And what's not to love about that? I hope you enjoy this excerpt from Watson's Way and consider grabbing a copy for the non-dog-person in your life. You'll be glad you did. And so will they. #dogs #connection #generosity #patient #forgiving #laughter #awesome
EVEN THOUGH HE WAS generally the first in our family to be fed in the morning, Watson would often be the last fed in the evening because his feline brothers were far more insistent about being waited on. The cats yelled. Truth be told, because of Watson’s very good manners, the bipeds in our house would sometimes entirely forget to feed him his dinner. Watson would wait until his persons were done eating before coming over to one of us. Then, he’d gently nuzzle one of our arms, grateful that we were taken care of. “Perhaps now you could take care of me?” he seemed to be saying.