Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe
Author Erin Taylor Young gives a humorous and nearly unbelievable account of her life with an out of control boxer in her new book, Surviving Henry. I purposely chose this book to read because we had made a decision as a family to think about getting a dog of our own. Needless to say, this title did a good job of changing my mind!
Henry is a boxer from a champion bloodline. Logically, a dog with a superior pedigree should be a guaranteed “good” dog. Apparently, this is not always true. If you can think of trouble a dog might get into, Henry has found it, experienced it, and learned nothing from it. My favorite story about Henry is his spree of destruction while being boarded at his obedience school. I won’t give away the details, but I will say that I found it so humorous I read it to my husband. Henry really needs his own cable series.
Outside of trying to talk myself out of a dog, I would have never picked this book to read. It is definitely entertaining and will certainly be enjoyed by those who love dogs or enjoy a good dog story. While I am sure author Erin Taylor Young did not set out to scare anyone out of owning a dog, she painted a word picture of my worst nightmare!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated.
Erin Taylor Young said:
Rubielee, Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review this book. I love that you chose it because you were thinking about getting a dog. Before that kind of commitment, it’s good to know dog-anomalies do exist here and there. But my hubby likes to say Henry is good for downward mobile comparison. That’s a fancy way of saying most dog owners feel much better about the dogs they own because they see that even with all the problems their own dog may have, they’re still way better than Henry. : )