Good Tuesday all , I can't believe that when I started this book I had to read until I was done . Anyone with pets will understand the stories behind this gentleman's book . Welcome to CROWDED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by DR. Bo Brock.
Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere: Tales of Humor and Healing from Rural America is a collection of humorous and poignant stories from a veterinarian in a small, dusty farming and ranching community in rural West Texas. Dr. Brock gives you an intimate look into his small-town and big-hearted perspective on life, animals, and their owners. His unique perspective and tales of doctoring beloved pets, cantankerous livestock, and occasionally their owners will make you smile, laugh, cry, and evoke every other emotion under the sun.
Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere is Bo Brock’s first book. Its first printing has been ranked as high as #5 on the Amazon Best Selling Humor List and won the 2015 Chicago Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival grand prize. Dr. Bo Brock, DVM, owns a thriving, multispecies veterinary clinic in Lamesa, Texas (population 9,207 and sometimes referred to as “the middle of nowhere”). He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University and was voted equine practitioner of the year for the state of Texas in 2007. In addition to his thriving veterinary practice and moonlighting as an author, Bo is an active public speaker and adjunct professor at Texas Tech University. (less)
Have you ever had one of those book that was just a happy read from the beginning till the end . No hateful characters and a cliff hanger at the end . This book is that book . Crowded in the middle of nowhere is a collection of stories and memories from Dr Bo Brock, a veterinarian, public speaker and now a writer . This is his first book and boy if this is what comes out as his first book . I can't wait to read more from this author .
The author has a cast of characters that will make you laugh and cry. The ornery cow and the various dogs and cats that walk through the clinic, will make you laugh and cry. I can relate to some of the stories being a ranchers wife. The trouble with a horse that wants nothing to do with anyone and panicking call the vet. You can feel how much he cares for all the animals that come through his doors . He takes us on a great adventure and you feel like are there right beside him helping him out with each procedure .
I started this book in the evening , thinking that it would be a great light read after reading a heavy book. Well lets just say after a bag of pretzels and a large water I was done . I had read the whole book in an evening . I have never laughed so hard while reading , I actually snorted a few times I was laughing so hard . There were also times while I was reading when tears started running down my cheeks because the story was just so moving and the only thing you know that the end was just . I think we learnt a lot more about the people who loved these animal as much as we learnt about the animals . The way they took care of them and fretted over them when they got sick .
The best story I read and laughed so hard at was the guy who needed a trailer but couldn't find one and when he got his horse into the clinic . The poor horse was standing tied up on the back of a fifth wheel flat deck, looking like he was scared to death. I felt for the poor guy and for the horse . But you so had to laugh when the author was describing it . You so could picture it in your mind . Or another great story in the book , is when a cowgirl forgot to put her truck in park and the truck drove through a house . She was in the gas station at the time . So long story short she had to back her trailer out and head to the vet clinic. They never let her forget it either . That is just a sampling of what you can expect from this author. You will laugh and you will shed some tears but over all you will love the stories and next time you will want to hug your vet for what they do to keep our animals healthy .
I can't wait to read more from this author . He is a delight to read . So if you want a funny quirky take on a vets life in Texas check it out.