Charlotte author Tommy Tomlinson shares background of new book titled ‘Dogland’

CHARLOTTE — They’re called man’s best friend for a reason.

From caregivers to company to guarding dogs have been integral to many people’s lives.

In his most recent book, “Dogland,” Charlotte author Tommy Tomlinson spent a year on the road at many dog shows learning about the shows themselves and the bond between humans and our four-legged friends.

“Any relationship with another human being is complicated. But losing a dog snatches away something pure. The loss of a family member means more. The loss of a dog can hurt more,” Tomlinson writes.

>>>Tune in to The Political Beat at 11:30 a.m. on Ch. 9 as Tomlinson breaks down his book and the journey that created the story.

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