Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Surviving Henry by:Erin Taylor Young

Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe
About the Book:
You don't always know what you're getting into when you bring home a puppy. Enter Henry, a boxer who suffers from Supreme Dictator of the Universe Syndrome. He vandalizes his obedience school, leaps through windows, cheats death at every turn, and generally causes his long-suffering owner Erin Taylor Young to wonder what on earth she did that God would send this dog to derail her life.
Through his laugh-out-loud antics and escapades, Henry will steal readers' hearts. Anyone who has ever owned a dog, especially a canine catastrophe like Henry, will enjoy this lighthearted book about a dog who brings new meaning to the concept of unconditional love.


About the Author:
Erin Taylor Young is a humor writer who works in a library, where she gets to wander among books. She loves football, photography, and hiking in national parks. Erin has written for Today's Christian Woman, Outdoor Guide Magazine, and MidWest Outdoors. She was a finalist in the Phoenix Rattler 2011-2012 writing contest and in the Genesis 2012 contest for her contemporary fiction. She lives in Oklahoma with her well-meaning husband, two polar-opposite sons, and a noncompliant dog. Find out more at www.erintayloryoung.com.

My Review:
 Erin Taylor Young and her family decided it was time to get a family dog. One that they could make memories with that would last a lifetime. Well when they finally decided on one, they chose Henry---a wild, crazy, fun loving dog. The author tries her best to "cure" Henry's wild side by sending him to a professional obedience class. While at the class the dog seems to obey the instructor but whatever the instructor has Erin obviously doesn't because she can't Henry to comply at all.

 Relating to the story, it resonated with me so much because I too, have a crazy, fun dog that is full of joy on most days. It is hard to embrace because he ways about 75 pounds---but we love him nonetheless. Erin is taught alot about Henry, and she soon learns that she needs him just as much as he needs her. She can definitely do without his daredevil antics but can't ever do without him. This is a beautiful story about "family".

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.