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Book Review - Hiking the Grand Mesa: A Clementine the Rescue Dog Story by Kyle Torke and Barbara Torke

Hiking the Grand Mesa: A Clementine the Rescue Dog Story - Kyle Torke, barbara torke

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How do you get a message across to a wide audience on the vital importance of how a
rescue dogs can improve and enhance your life?  You produce a story about your family's journeys into nature and illustrating the words with beautiful pictures.

A well written story about the author's knowledge of the Dobies and what animals, plants and secrets they hold. This book struck a chord with me as in our busy lives how often do we stop to pause and take in what is around us? After reading this book and adopting the author's message I have visited garden centres to pick out colourful plants to attract birds, bees and butterflies as well as increasing our bird feeding station and every morning / night I've been looking out to listen to the sounds, smell the air and make a note of any newcomers into the garden which has recently included the squirrels returning after a couple of years.

The illustrations and easy to read words show us what we would miss if we did not take our time whilst out walking. The story is enhanced by the importance of sharing family time (without any digital devices) and how much fun and adventure you can have by following your dogs and using your imagination. It took me back to when my own children were very young and we spent a lot of time walking in the English Lake District and at weekends at the local coast beneath the cliffs, letting the children chase their dog and make up their one stories about the fossils we found and what creatures they used to be.

Even though this book is about the Dobies anyone who likes to be outdoors and needs the inspiration to do something different can read this book, select a rescue dog and head to a new place and just watch the fun and imagination of your children or even your own take over. Who will get to the top of the hill first?

Credit to the author and illustrator for bringing the outside world and all of its miracles to life, and it would be nice to see if you also change your lifestyle and just maybe like myself rekindle your love of nature.

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