Anyone who knows me knows I’d rather spend time with dogs than people.
It’s not like I’m unsociable. It’s just that working with Human Remains Detection (HRD) dogs–also called cadaver dogs–is my passion. My volunteer work with the dogs give me a real sense a purpose and a chance to give back to my community. It allows me to work side by side with other dedicated handlers, and to train some of the most incredible dogs in Cleveland.
What kind of breeds make a good cadaver dogs? If you saw our team work, you’d see a lot of different kinds of dogs. My first HRD dog was Manny, a Golden Retriever. These days, I’m working with Wally, an Airedale, but he’s just a puppy and he’s got a long way to go. Fact is, any dog can be a cadaver dog as long as it’s smart enough to work on its own, obedient enough to obey its handler, and hardy enough to work outside, sometimes for hours at a time, in all kind of weather and over all kinds of terrain.
I love my work with the dogs, and I’m always willing to spread the news about what they’re like and how vital they are to the recovery of missing loved ones. That’s why I’m happy to announce the second volume of my adventures, “The Secrets of Bones.” We finally have a cover to go along with the story about a long-missing teacher at the school where I work, and the mystery surrounding her disappearance.
The book will be on store (and cyber) shelves on May 5, 2020, but it’s available for pre-order now.
And yes, there’s Wally front and center on the cover, looking mighty fine if I do say so myself!