“This feel-good, easy-to-read book…is sure to inspire many readers.”–Booklist
“[A] tearjerker true story.”–Buzzfeed, “This Year’s Best Books for Everyone in Your Life”
About the Author
Eric O’Grey is an inspirational speaker with a bachelor of science degree in finance from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University. Eric enjoys long distance running with his dog Jake, gourmet plant-based cooking, and spending time with his wife, Jaye. He’s passionate about animal kindness, plant-based nutrition, and helping others reverse obesity, type 2 diabetes, and achieve their optimal weight and happiness. More information about Eric and his initiatives is to be had on his website ericandpeety.com.
The heartwarming true story of how one man’s life was once saved by adopting an overweight, middle-aged shelter dog named Peety. Eric O’Grey was once 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, the onset of serious diabetes as a result of his weight prompted Eric to see a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed adopting a shelter dog. And that’s the reason when Eric met Peety: a middle-aged and forgotten shelter dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted every other and began an unbelievable journey together. Over the next year, just by going on walks, playing together and eating plant-based food, Eric lost 150 pounds and Peety lost 25. The bond of unconditional love he and Peety formed ceaselessly changed their lives. Because of this, Eric reversed his type 2 diabetes, got off all medication, became happy and healthy for the first time in his life, and even reconnected with and married his high school sweetheart. WALKING WITH PEETY is perfect for anyone who is able to make a change in their life and for everyone who knows the joy, love and hope that dogs can bring to human lives. This is more than a tale of mutual rescue; this is an epic story of friendship and strength.