This page will provide information on a book I published. A chapter in the book describes the rescue and rehabilitation of Jazz Whacker, the dog pictured below.
“Is Life Worth Living Without Labs?” is a book I have published that tells the stories of my two current Labrador retrievers, Francesca and Jazz Whacker. If you have, had, or love Labs, or are a general dog lover, you may enjoy my stories. It is available in paperback print or E-READER versions. To order, contact www.lulu.com/shop, Barnes and Noble, or other book sellers. Go to their bookstore and search the book title as above. Some reader reviews are provided below. Enjoy.
Book testimonials and comments
- … gave me a copy of his wonderful book, “Is Life Worth Living Without Labs?”. … the way a good dog can enrich anyone’s enjoyment of the great outdoors. I guess it’s obvious that he is partial to Labs. Greg Tollefson, Outdoor writer, Missoulian, 9/18/14
2. It is often difficult for someone without a pet to fully appreciate the kind of love a person can have for an animal. If you want some insight into a relationship between a life-long hunter and his working labs, read Is Life Worth Living Without Labs? It won’t take long for you to sense the love, dedication, and devotion they have for each other. I’ve been fortunate enough to hunt with Jay and Francesca ever since Fran was a pup, and to see this special bond first-hand. I wouldn’t trade that for anything! Dr. Wayne Melquist, Wildlife Biologist, Idaho
3. An amazing story of a man and his best friend! An easy read that brought laughter and tears…and along the way, another animal is rehabilitated. Wanda Durick, Morro Bay, California
4. …while drinking my coffee, I read the entire book! I laughed out loud at your many stories and honestly, I had misty eyes while reading about Francesca. …I have to say your story about Fran retrieving socks, shoes, and gloves is spot-on for us as well. …I will be sure to tell fellow Labrador lovers about your book as I treat their beloved dogs. Dr Alicia Hines, DVM, Illinois
5. As hunter and dog lover, I thoroughly enjoyed Jay’s description of his life with Labrador retrievers Fran and Jazz. His story of Jazz should give hope to those who have a dog that is gun shy or otherwise fearful of hunting conditions. Through Jay’s persistence and encouragement — combined with Fran’s “leadership” — Jazz was converted from a timid and gun shy pet to an excellent retriever and upland bird dog. Dan Herrig, Biologist, Idaho