I enjoyed reading about Rick’s adventures in the mountains with his best friend Emme. You should know that I love dogs. Not so crazy about men. But you don’t have to love dogs or men to love this book and how it speaks to all of us.— Richard Kind, Actor
An amazing journey. Congratulations. Your feat dwarfs others. Your book will be a major success, it will inspire many into outdoor health which is a mantra in Colorado.— John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor
I am hugely impressed by your ascents of the fourteeners and your approach to the book—never too late to find a new passion in life.— Sir Chris Bonington, legendary mountaineer, author, and lecturer
Cats may enjoy nine lives, but in Rick Crandall’s The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain we learn how a pint-sized Australian terrier named Emme opened up a new, richly rewarding second-life for a man who thought he had it all until his little four-legged giant showed him how to really live.— Doug McIntyre, Los Angeles Daily News / Orange County Register
★★★★★— Ann Ferri, Amazon Reviewer
A wonderful book about Emme and the impact she had on Rick’s life. You will fall in love with Emme!
★★★★★— Judy Hamilton, author and wildlife photographer
I love this book. A copy is going to each member of my family for Christmas. When I read the book it made me think about the passions in my life, including hiking with my dog, Billie.
★★★★★— Jean Brewer, Goodreads reviewer
This is a wonderful story of a man and the love he had in the small package of his dog, Emme an Australian terrier! It is such a good book of their time together in the gorgeous mountains. I did cry at the end, these little guys aren’t with us long enough, but their memories remain for life. It is a very good book!
★★★★— Greg Guarino, Amazon reviewer
Crandall’s warm (and nearly unbelievable) recollections of her taking charge of bears, other dogs, and bulls are humorous, and her impact on his life is inspiring.
★★★★★— Patricia Cook, Educator, also posted to her blog.
Delightful memoir of a man and his Australian terrier and their love of hiking Colorado’s high peaks. This book hit several high notes for me–a great location, a pastime I love, and a dog with personality. Highly enjoyable for dog lovers. My only complaint is that I read the advanced reader’s copy on my Kindle, and the photos were not included. Recommended.
★★★★— Kelly Burns, Amazon reviewer
This was an inspiring book. I loved how the dog had such an impact on his life. The ending was a bit abrupt. I’m glad he didn’t dwell on his decline and loved the description of how gorgeous Colorado is.
★★★★— Alison DuFlori-DeLeo, Goodreads reviewer
This was a really fun story – so fun to see how owner and dog had such a close relationship, how they knew what the other needed or wanted. So many great stories of the adventures they took throughout the years and what it took to get them there. My only regret was not being able to see the photos that accompanied the story.