Greg has loved animals all of his life -- especially dogs. His childhood best friend was his first dog, Tug, who was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver. During his brief life and through his tragic passing, he taught Greg some valuable lessons about kindness & friendship. On the civic side, Greg's foundation has funded college scholarships in honor of Tug -- for students who study humane animal care &/or who are actively involved in animal shelters. On a personal level, he volunteers with dogs at an animal shelter on a weekly basis. The books based on Greg's story, The First Thirty and The Silhouette Man, both include a chapter about his close bond with Tug & the lifelong lessons that grew out of that friendship & Tug's tragic passing. Groups that care about animals (i.e. Wisconsin Humane Society, The Barn on Baseline Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, Hill Country SPCA, Seattle Humane, Kalamazoo Humane Society, Bark University) have ordered copies of the book or book posters for students or others in their community. He has been involved in events with a fun connection to dogs (i.e. book signing at annual Old Yeller Day event in Texas). You can scroll through the slide show (below) that starts with a picture of Greg & Tug when they were little as well as some of the other 'friends' he has made from the animal kingdom -- including a picture from the memorable day at the White House when Greg walked President Clinton's dog, Buddy, around the West Wing. You also can watch a fun You Tube video (beneath the photo gallery), with a 25 second video featuring Greg's little pal, Mojito, learning to 'swim'.
Click on the 1st picture below to scroll through the photos & read notes about some of them
Note: Please look in your local community for places where you can rescue & adopt dogs. They deserve homes where they will be shown as much love as they will show those who care for them!