Winston is a puppy found abandoned, tethered to a gravestone in a city cemetery. 
Winston … the dog who changed my life is a true story by Hilmar Klute of how a non-dog lover unexpectedly became a dog owner.
Hilmar Klute tells the touching story of how he reluctantly became a dog owner the day his wife came home with Winston, a puppy she found abandoned in a city cemetery. The new arrival in Hilmar’s life is soon peeing on his parquet floor and chewing his glasses, cushions, telephone cable – and pretty much everything in sight!
Winston wrecks the apartment and keeps Hilmar awake at night, but the dog also opens up a new world to Hilmar; a world of which he was previously blissfully unaware.
Without a clue about how to deal with a puppy, Hilmar tries to make some sense of the unfamiliar territory of the dog park. He soon finds himself studying the dog owners themselves, and casting a critical eye over the services of the professional ‘dog whisperer’.
Hilmar’s attempts to return his world to normal disclose some surprising truths about the relationship between man and dog, and this charming and irreverent book, which is available now from bookshops or, has much to tell us about the weaknesses of both species and, ultimately, about their strengths too.

“… all in all, a delightful book that would make a lovely present …” Dog Training Weekly

“An enchanting story …” Graham Ball, The Daily Express

“Humorous musings about life with an unwanted but very much loved Bull Terrier, rescued after being abandoned in a cemetery as a puppy.” Your Dog

Winston … the dog who changed my life
By Hilmar Klute
ISBN 9781845842741
UPC 636847042745
Available now.
UK £9.99, USA $17.95

Winston was a puppy found abandoned
How a non-dog lover unexpectedly became a dog owner
See the world of dogs and their owners from a newcomer’s perspective
A charming and irreverent story
Reveals some surprising truths about the relationship between dog and man
Casts a critical eye over the professional ‘dog whisperer’
Will appeal to those who know nothing about dogs, those who love dogs, and perhaps even those who cannot stand dogs!

Hilmar Klute was born in Bochum, Germany in 1967, and is a journalist for
Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest daily broadsheet published in German.

Hardback • 120 x 180mm •  160 pages • drawings throughout, 
ISBN: 9781845842741
Available now. UK £9.99, USA $17.95
Hubble & Hattie (An imprint of Veloce Publishing)

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