David Rosenfelt’s Dogtripping is a moving and funny account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation.
When mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything. They had mapped the route, brought three GPSs for backup, as well as refrigerators full of food, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook them. But traveling with twenty-five dogs turned out to be a bigger ordeal than he anticipated, despite the RVs, the extra kibble, volunteers (including a few readers), and camping equipment. Rosenfelt recounts the adventure of moving his animal companions across the United States with humor and warmth, and tells the tale of how he and his wife became passionate foster parents for rescue dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation and successfully placing several thousand dogs with loving families. An NPR Best Book of 2013.
I enjoyed this so much! Can you imagine having a rescue with 20+ dogs and relocating cross country from California to Maine?? It shows just how real life can be more amusing than fiction could ever be! The stories about each person involved and their part of the adventure plus the “side trips” of the furry kids on the trip made me laugh out loud in some places, tear up in others. I love that! I fell down the rabbit hole with this one . . . I started reading and did not want to stop!! This is definitely one I am keeping on the Kindle and will read again and again!
This book is written by the author of the Andy Carpenter mystery series, which I have read a few of already and fallen down the rabbit hole many times. I know Megan has already added them to her TBR, eager to start the first and catch up with me! What a talented author!