Guest Post: Author Andrew Joyce & Danny the Dog
Andrew took me away from my favorite pursuit—chasing cars—to help him out here. For a person that works with words for a living, he has very little to say in real life. He wants me to tout his book for him, but I don’t think I will. Instead, I think I’ll tell you about my friend Bob. I like to write about my friends and what I write is 100% true.
Bob and I met up at the park where I sometimes take my human. He lives in the neighborhood of the marina where Andrew and I live (we live on a boat). Andrew’s. not too smart, but he does allow me to take him for walks and he puts food on the table every night. So for that I keep him around. Of course, I eat out of a bowl on the floor; it is so much more refined than eating at a table, but back to Bob.
When Bob and I first met, I must admit that I was a bit rambunctious. He’s yellow lab and he’s bigger than me, so from the get-go, I had to teach him who was in charge. It didn’t take long and now we are fast friends. But what I want to tell you about is the time we got away from our humans and had a night out on the town.
I was sitting out on the dock next to our boat. I like to spend nights outside. You never know, maybe a stray cat might wonder by. And who doesn’t like to chase cats? Anyway, I’m sitting there protecting the marina from marauding cats when who do I see trotting toward me but Bob!
He told me he had gotten out of his yard by digging a hole under the fence and that because we were best buds, he came over to hip me to the fact that there were two overturned garbage cans down the block and the pickings were good. I was touched that he would come and get me to share in such a succulent feast. Needless to say, we headed right out as Bob lead the way.
I’ll cut this short and not describe all the goodies we found in those cans. Suffice it to say we had a grand old time. When it started to get light out, I told Bob I had to head back to the boat because if Andrew woke up and saw me gone, he’d freak out.
So that is why I like Bob, in fact he’s the only dog that I do like.
That’s about it. If I hurry, I might be able to catch that Rin Tin Tin movie on TCM.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot—go out and buy Andrew’s new book and make the old guy happy.
This is Andrew again. On behalf of Danny and myself, I would like to thank Stacie for having us over. It’s been a real pleasure.
About the Book
By happenstance, a fifty-nine-year-old Huck Finn and his lady friend, Molly Lee, are on hand, but they are not interested in gold. They have come to that neck of the woods seeking adventure.
Someone should have warned them, “Be careful what you wish for.”
When disaster strikes, they volunteer to save the day by making an arduous six hundred mile journey by dog sled in the depths of a Yukon winter. They race against time, nature, and man. With the temperature hovering around seventy degrees below zero, they must fight every day if they are to live to see the next.
On the frozen trail, they are put upon by murderers, hungry wolves, and hostile Indians, but those adversaries have nothing over the weather. At seventy below, your spit freezes a foot from your face. Your cheeks burn—your skin turns purple and black as it dies from the cold. You are in constant danger of losing fingers and toes to frostbite.
It is into this world that Huck and Molly race.
They cannot stop. They cannot turn back. They can only go on. Lives hang in the balance—including theirs.
About the Author
Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure