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Running with Rollie: A Simple Story About a Dog and a Soldier…The Rescuer and The Rescued

Jeffrey Bradley

Pages: 38
ISBN: 978-145753-644-1
List Price: 11.99
Category: Children’s Books
Available: June 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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Rollie, a real-life Golden Retriever, inspired West Point graduate Jeffrey Bradley to write “Running with Rollie” based on their experiences together and Jeff’s observations of Soldiers returning from war without family support. Jeff picked Rollie up at the animal shelter in Rolla, Missouri after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and the pair started running together during his stateside stints in Missouri and Kansas. When Jeff deployed to Korea, Rollie patiently waited for his return. Once he did, the two best friends did everything together, from running to kayaking to hiking. Their twosome grew by one when Jeff married his wife, Emily. The three live in Southern New Hampshire where Rollie and Jeff can be found jogging or walking the trail network around their house. Even though both of their pace has slowed, they still go side-by-side.

Meridith Johnson is primarily a self-taught portrait artist and she loves the challenge of capturing the subject’s personality and creating a true and realistic likeness in graphite, pastel, oil and acrylic. She started taking her art seriously after completing a memorial portrait of a horse for a friend. Since then she has delighted her friends and collectors with commissioned portraits and art gifts through the years. She has her work in local Central Oregon galleries and businesses and in private collections. Check out her website at www.artbymeridithjohnson.com.