Recently (July 22nd) I attended a reading by Steve Duno at Village Books here in Bellingham for his new memoir, Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou (2010).
Steve Duno is an animal behaviorist and a very busy author. Last Dog on the Hill is his eighteenth book. If I may say so, even more importantly, Steve was Lou’s human.
Lou and Steve trained and saved thousands of “problem dogs” through paws- on and hands- on training. Many of these dogs would have been killed by shelters if the training hadn’t been successful. Additionally, Lou helped foil a robbery of a convenience store. Lou caught the rapist of one of Steve’s neighbors. Lou was extraordinary; in short, Lou was a Super Dog.
Steve Duno is an excellent storyteller. His stories and talk were compelling, and it was marvelous to hear about Lou.
Steve Duno and Last Dog on the Hill both have Facebook pages; Steve told us at the time that he was holding a slight lead over fans of his book!
If you have a chance to listen to an interview of Steve Duno, don’t miss it!
The link is to Duno’s interview with Steve Scher on Weekday. Weekday is programming carried by KUOW, an NPR affiliate radio station in Seattle, Washington. Included is the cover of Last Dog on the Hill and a picture of the handsome Lou (the Super Dog). [By the way, Weekday is an exceptional interview program; I recommend it very highly].
Confession: I must admit that Last Dog on the Hill is on my reading list.
To Lou the Super Dog, may you rest in peace.