Monday, September 04, 2006

Rochelle Lesser, who built an impressive Ode to Mostly Bob on her amazing site, Land of Pure Gold, paved the way for my appearance this past weekend at "Goldstock" in North Eastern Pennsylvania. Goldstock is a wonderful festival of Golden Retrievers and their loving "owners" gathered to raise funds for Golden Rescue organizations. And of course to celebrate their love of these great dogs.

I had the honor of speaking and reading MOSTLY BOB here, which was, of course, preaching to the choir. There are so many people here with their own amazing stories of rescue, redemption and four-legged transformation. I hope some will share their own stories on the blog. This photo was taken by Michal Latocha, the official photographer for Camp Weequahic. He did a wonderful job and as you might imagine, the scene on the green with dogs and dog "owners" was a real hoot.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Larson said...

Tom,
It was great meeting you this weekend at Goldstock. Sandi and I throughly enjoyed Mostly Bob.
Hopefully "Goldstock" will become a "must do" for you for many years to come.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous cyndi said...

what a great shot and I see Lucy right in the middle. My name is Cyndi and I am in "left behinders club." Its not that I don't want to go to Goldstock its that there is always something going on. so i'll just continue to wish.
Gail does a lot more than rescue a hundred dogs and create this wonderful weekend. She has a fund for those of us that rescue. Ithink we all know only toask if we need it and to always be thankful thats it there.
She is truely a friend to the Golden Retriver and to all of us in rescue.
Tom by the way -I loved your book-it made me cry.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Nora Anne DiLemmo said...

Tom,
It was wonderful meeting you this past weekend at Goldstock. Ralphie and I both loved the book. Hope to see again next year at Goldstock 2007.

Nora and Ralphie

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Chandler Rudd said...

Tom, I too, enjoyed meeting you and sharing dog stories. I was amazed that you were (finally) able get all the dogs to sit for the three seconds required to take the picture! I hope you found out, as I have, that there is nothing quite like a "golden" person. I'm sorry the weather wasn't better but I'll bet if you came next year we could improve on that.
Best, Chan

8:15 PM  
Blogger Rochelle said...

Hey, Chan, that would be great to get Tom back. And, maybe he could be accompanied by his own 'Gold'. I'd love for Tom to talk about his current furkids . . . maybe in a future blog entry.

I am thrilled that he got to meet Lucy. Tom, if you did not get to see Lucy show folks how she is just as Golden as everyone else, go to http://landofpuregold.com/ilovelucy.htm and you will see some pretty amazing photos.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, I didn't get to Goldstock, but I read Mostly Bob outloud to my daughter Emily who is in college in Philly, and we both cried our eyes out over it. We are dog lovers to put it mildly. As for me, I seem to be a magnet for hurt, lost, lonely dogs, looking to be rescued and redeemed. I have found homes for 3 dogs since I moved to PA. My current dog Molly is a rescue. My belief is that the best dogs aren't chosen, they choose YOU! Well, I love your music, your big heart, and the way you told the story of you and Bob. I hope some day our paths cross and I can thank you for your gifts, all of them. Carolyn

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, I didn't get to Goldstock, but I read Mostly Bob outloud to my daughter Emily who is in college in Philly, and we both cried our eyes out over it. We are dog lovers to put it mildly. As for me, I seem to be a magnet for hurt, lost, lonely dogs, looking to be rescued and redeemed. I have found homes for 3 dogs since I moved to PA. My current dog Molly is a rescue. My belief is that the best dogs aren't chosen, they choose YOU! Well, I love your music, your big heart, and the way you told the story of you and Bob. I hope some day our paths cross and I can thank you for your gifts, all of them. Carolyn

10:43 PM  

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