“Funnier and deeper than ‘Marley and Me.”’
—Professor Gary Andrews
“Profound and compelling. An absolute must read for any animal lover.” —Beverly Bothelo, author
“I could not put this book down. Thanks to Lance, I was late for work.” —Ruth Bush
“This is the dog book to end all dog books.” —Rick Wurster
“My husband’s the dog lover but I couldn’t stop reading this book. Amazed at what the rescuers did to keep this dog alive.” —DeeReiss
“Laughed, cried, got angry, cheered for Lance and his rescuers.The whole thing is stunning.” —Jen Pohler
“As revealing about the author as it is about the dog.” —Dawn Calache
The Die-Hard Dog
Lance, a Border Collie, spends a few miserable weeks inside his owners' house before he is thrown outside and chained, without food, water or shelter. For ten years he is kept alive by a neighbor, but remains trapped on hostile territory, tortured by people and attacked by animals. Then, he and the author accidentally cross paths.
When his owners threaten to get rid of him “permanently,” the author and his wife pull off a last-minute rescue and move to another town. End of story? No, just the beginning. Lance shows his gratitude by launching a reign of terror against his rescuers and anyone else he can get his teeth on. Experts and non-experts declare him a lost cause. His owners face an agonizing dilemma: Do we destroy the dog we rescued?
While waiting for his fate to be decided, Lance furnishes loads of comic relief. He makes every car ride a life-threatening yet rollicking adventure (though not to the state trooper); his Houdini-like disappearing acts defy explanation; he fouls up a drug bust; and he challenges a swan to a swimming contest—guess who wins? When Lance isn’t menacing, he's entertaining.
Fasten your seat belt and take the same crazy, emotional rollercoaster ride his rescuers took. Be warned! Lance will get into your heart and under your skin (not literally, of course!).
All aboard! Hop on Lance's crazy train!
Buy the print book from Diamond Publishing and a portion of each book sale donated to animal rescue organizations.