Monday, September 04, 2006

"Mostly Bob" evolved very simply out of a letter written in a powerful moment of love and loss, but I have come to realize this tribute to Bob’s life turns out to be full of universal themes. I’ve been touched and surprised by the many ways people have seen reflections of themselves in the story. I hope this will be a place where readers thoughts and feelings can be shared more widely.

Bob's sudden passing was a huge personal loss. Months later I found myself consumed by a determination to design a book to hold the experience of Bob's amazing life, as well as the deep love we shared. Through some series of miracles, this book ended up published and in book stores around the world.

I hope people will feel compelled to share their personal stories here as well. Exchanging stories is a wonderful way to experience our mutual humanity. Seeing ourselves in other peoples experiences is always a great reminder that we all deserve compassion; even stinky, seemingly mean spirited dogs, like Bob.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Corwin -

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts, and thank you moreover for the most powerful and moving book I have ever read. My dog of 12 years passed away last year and needless to say I am still hurting. What makes it worse is that, while I knew he was terminal, I was unable to get out of vacation plans; he passed away while I was gone. I too wrote a tribute to his life. I still miss him terribly. Thanks again for the words and the wisdom - it has truly left quite an impression on me.


Greg -

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Corwin,

Thank You for a wonderful book.
I to have recently lost my dog , she was a Basset Hound named Lucy and she was truly the love of my life . she was 11 1/2 and had to be put down due to liver cancer.
It was the hardest thing I ever have done in my life and I have not stopped crying for three weeks.
I was forced to retire on disability several years a go and my dogs are my life , so with my lossof Lucy, I now have a large hole in my heart.

Thanks again for your book

Sincerely Marlene Thornton

10:18 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I really enjoyed "Mostly Bob" I bought it awhile back as soon as I heard of it, as I have a golden retriever named Bob. (Actually Bob Gates - and he's not the Secretary of Defense. People used to think we got Bill Gates name wrong when we named him). I was very moved by the book and how much you loved your Bob.


Cheryl Olvera

1:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Corwin,

Your book has given me a great deal
of support. My Bob left us 3 days ago. I found him 2/1/06 in terrible
shape but he soon recovered and has
been a joy to know and to come home
to every evening. It is amazing how
we become so attached to them so
quickly. I miss him terribly, he
knew only friends, he was my bud.

Thanks Again,

Stuart Wagoner

4:56 PM  

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