There’s a little war raging among Huffingtons between cat people and dog people, with each of the embattled factions convinced they own the cutest specimens of their preferred breed. We dog people will admit that there are some pretty cute cats out there, especially when they’re not our own — or when they’re in a book, like this adorable one about French cats!
But there’s no doubt that the dog people have a lot more fun when we go to France, where we can delight in seeing our favorite breeds tucked under tables in restaurants, greeting customers in stores, popping their heads out of Birkin bags on the metro, propped in baskets on bicycles and generally treated as equal, and sometimes superior, members of the French family.
In fact, dogs become kind of an obsession for us in France, always missing our own and wishing we could bring them with us on every trip.
So you can see how the book, Travels with Mac ‘n’ Row, reached out and grabbed us when we first heard about it, and even more so when we got to meet the lovely authors, a chocolate lab named Mackenzie Henson, and her darling owner, Row. And it turns out that for one of us, the connections run deep, given that we both live most of our time in Atlanta (although my husband may debate that!), but have houses in the South of France, both graduated from careers in high tech and both love our canine companions, with whom we especially love to travel, in France.
“This book is first and foremost a love story between me and my wonderful dog Mac,” writes Row in the forward. “As you will learn when you read our book, Mac came into my life when she was just about two years old and she turned twelve in April, 2013 – so she and I have been together for over ten years.”
When you read the book , written lovingly in the canine’s voice, you will learn about how Mac came in to Row’s life, and how their travels together have bonded them closely, especially in the last six years. But the book is also very special, because it’s about raising awareness and money for all forms of animal rescue, which it does by donating all the profits to animal charities. What really got to us was the last sentence of the forward, written by Row Henson:
“Our story starts with me rescuing a dog – but by the time you finish the book – you will learn that she really rescued me.”
We are thrilled and honored to sell the book at Huff Harrington Home and to host a book signing by Row and Mac on Saturday December 14th, from 2 to 4 at Huff Harrington Home. We hope you will join us. Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lover or just an animal lover in general, we know you’ll enjoy meeting Row Henson at the book signing and we guarantee that you will fall in love with beautiful Mac!
Hope to see you on for book signing on the 14th! Meet Mac and Row, from 2 to 4.
PS All the profits from the sale of the books during our book signing on December 14th will go to The Atlanta Humane Society.