Dozens of reviews, with a 4.4 star average...for a book about a dog? Well, sure! Because 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.
Joel Lund 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 the "Top 3 Idaho Book" award. He’s received numerous North American Book Awards.
He also writes the young adult fantasy series—The Gargoyle Chronicles—under the name Brandon King. He’s a galleried artist, musician, and pet person. He’s spoken to tens of thousands of people (kids and adults) and is the co-founder of Prepare For Rain, a transformation incubator for people wanting more out of their lives.
Joel grew up in the Seattle area. In the middle of his college years, he traveled around the country in a band. Later, he earned a Master's (Regent College) and worked many years in youth ministry. With no sales experience to get him going, his second career was in the financial services industry.
Learn more about Watson, the Canine Guru, at watsonsway.com. Learn more about Joel at 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.