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Activist Angler Writes Book About Dogs

Local fishing expert and award-winning writer Robert Montgomery’s fourth book in less than five years has recently been released.

Unlike his previous books, however, which are mainly about nature, conservation, fishing and the appreciation of nature, “Pippa's Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs” is about dogs, specifically adopted dogs, and highlights the efforts of Farmington Pet Adoption Center (FPAC) and other no-kill shelters.

Pippa’s Journey describes the “often funny, near tragic, and always exciting ride” Montgomery took with his dog during their first four years together. He dedicated the book “to man’s best friend and no-kill animal shelters,” and is donating a portion of the profit from the sale of each book to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center, where he found Pippa in 2013.

Read rest of article in Daily Journal.


You Can't Buy Love, But You Can Adopt It

Pippa's Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs.

Pippa grew up in a shelter. Against all odds, she was adopted at age 2. This is the often funny, near tragic, and inspirational story of her discovery of the outside world.

The book also contains touching stories of other rescue dogs , as well as information about the shelters and why people should consider adopting, especially adult dogs.

It's entertaining, heart-warming, and a great reference book as well!

Pippa's Journey is dedicated to man's best friend, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to no-kill shelters.


Great Reviews for Pippa's Journey at Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars If you love dogs, you have to read this book!

I really loved this book. It tells the story of the author deciding to give an adult dog in a shelter a chance rather than adopting a puppy. Their story is heartwarming and although Pippa struggled at times to adapt to her new home, with Robert's patience and guidance, she developed a bond with him and is thriving. It also includes stories of other rescued dogs. People who love dogs and know how many wonderful adult dogs are overlooked in shelters will love this book. And hopefully, it will raise awareness for people who are not aware of their plight. Adopt, don't shop!


5.0 out of 5 stars For Readers Who Enjoyed "A Dog's Purpose"

I’ve read each of Robert Montgomery’s books, but this book of dog stories is my favorite. The rescued dogs in this book touched my heart and inspired me to always look first at the local shelter before I get a dog. As one of the writers says, “We rescue dogs, and they rescue us.”
Each story in the book celebrates the tangible and intangible blessings of loving lost, abandoned, and homeless dogs who want to share unconditional love, loyalty, and compassion with their humans. Plus, the book contains great information about shelters, adopting dogs, and how to bond with a new canine friend. I highly recommend this book for all animal lovers.


Latest book from Activist Angler recounts the adventures of Pippa, a dog that he adopted from a no-kill shelter, after she spent her first two years of life there. Inspirational stories of other adoped dogs also are included. A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to help the shelter where the author adopted Pippa in 2013.


Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors Honors Vets, Helps Wounded Warriors Heal

Kentucky Pro Bass Warriors is another nonprofit organization that uses fishing to help make the world a better place. From March through November each year, it takes wounded and active-duty soldiers, as well as veterans, fishing.

 "We supply all lunches, drinks, and sponsor gifts after each trip," says Kaoru O'Bryan. "We are grateful to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife for helping us by exempting their fishing licenses for each trip.

"We all volunteer and give 100 percent back to them," he added.

First event this year is March 11 on Nolin River out of Wax Marina. For more details on that event and others during 2017, go here.

Dog in the photo above is Baco, mascot for the organization.  He sniffed out bombs and IEDs in Afghanistan, before surviving a helicopter that crash killed his handler.

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I write about the "magic" of fishing to help wounded warriors and others in "What It's Really Worth," a chapter in my book Why We Fish.

“We see the benefits over and over,” reports Heroes on the Water, an organization that takes injured warriors fishing in kayaks.

For children with life-threatening diseases, fishing is a welcome and healing diversion, adds Gene Gilliland,  B.A.S.S. national conservation director, who helps organize an annual day on the water for children with chronic illnesses at Camp Cavett on Lake Texoma.

“This gives them a chance to be a kid again. It’s amazing how fired up they get to go for a ride in the boat and to go fishing.”