In this engaging memoir, John Zeaman and his standard poodle, Pete, find adventure wherever they roam. And in Zeaman’s case, an enlightened perspective on life. Walks through New Jersey’s suburbs, parks and woods morph into stories of pet parenthood involving other walkers and eccentric characters. The devoted duo explores the Meadowlands of New Jersey, filled with gangster lore and bizarre treasures where no rules, authority or civilization exist. If you crave a new perspective in 2011, the evocative prose filling this book will give you a head start. Then take your own best pal for a walk. It may lead to some unexpected and welcome surprises.