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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Barney: The Stray Beagle Who Became a TV Star and Stole Our Hearts by Dick Wolfsie
A Heartwarming remembrance and tribute to Barney the beagle
If you lived in Central Indiana from the mid-90s to 2003 you probably saw Barney - Dick Wolfsie's canine sidekick and faithful companion for literally thousands of segments of the WISH-TV morning show. He wasn't a prop or a gag (he was too poorly trained for that) - he was his own man (!) on the show. He was goodwill ambassador and class clown and all beagle.
Barney: The Stray Beagle Who Became a TV Star and Stole Our Hearts is a light-hearted book - full of Wolfsie's wonderful memories - the good and the bad. Really, it's a fluff piece - but this piece of fluff caused my eyes to tear up more than once as he spoke of the day his beloved Barney died and the immediate outpouring of love and concern that central Indiana expressed.
Truly a wonderful little book - be prepared to laugh (my wife and I read parts of it to each other and enjoyed it all the more) but also have the tissues handy!
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Barney: The Stray Beagle Who Became a TV Star and Stole Our Hearts by Dick Wolfsie.
Reviewed on September 13, 2004.