Happy HOWL-oween!

Posted by John Duggleby on October 31, 2015 in Books, Otis |

Here are a few personas of my late, great, Otis– Samoyed of 1,000 Disguises. They are from my new book “Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s Tail”. If you’re in interested in a copy of this saga of rescue, rehab and redemption, give a cybershout to me@johnduggleby.com!


My new book– Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail”

Posted by John Duggleby on October 21, 2015 in Books, Otis |

Otis the Samoyed of Destiny has been gone about a year now but his legend lives on– my new book Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” has just arrived from the printer! This 36-page true story is a raggedy-paws to riches tale of rescue and redemption for kids of all ages, including those at heart. […]


Mission Accomplished: Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” Will Be Published!

Posted by John Duggleby on May 2, 2015 in Books, Otis, Uncategorized |

Thanks so much (and a huge “AROOO!!” from Otis beyond the Rainbow Bridge) to everyone who pledged to my Kickstarter campaign to publish my book Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” .  Because of overwhelming response and generosity, I can include more pages in the book, and print it in a larger format than I’d originally […]


Happy Howl-idays!

Posted by John Duggleby on December 18, 2014 in Otis |

          Thirteen holiday seasons ago I adopted a totally irresistible one-year-old pooch named Otis from the Northern Illinois Samoyed Assistance rescue group.  In the first of an endless stream of “fido-ops,” I put him on my holiday card that year.  This is the first Yuletide since 2000 that our home has not been […]


Otis, Samoyed of Destiny: 2000-2014

Posted by John Duggleby on October 12, 2014 in Otis |

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know that someday, through no fault of their own, they will break your heart.  Our beloved Otis did exactly that this week when, just short of fourteen, his own joyous ticker was silenced. As some of you know, “Oti’s” saga was the stuff of Jack London novels—and indeed […]


Pocket Rainbows

Posted by John Duggleby on November 16, 2013 in Me, Otis |

I walked into my home office on this sunny morning wishing I was greeting the day with my dog Otis at our nearby lake, not trudging to the computer to crank out a white paper.  Something stopped me in my tracks: tattooed on the back of my hand was a luminous rainbow.  It was then I saw […]


The Winner and Still Champion– Uncle Sammie!

Posted by John Duggleby on October 3, 2013 in Otis |

It’s downright  embarrassing to have to live up to the achievements of your dog; but then again, Otis is no middling mutt. That’s why there’s a special place on my site (see top of page) that chronicles his amazing journey. Even though he’s mostly retired from Wonder Dog duty these days, Otis still wags the tails of his rescue group, […]

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