About R.P. HUTTINGA
In 2010 after The Vancouver Winter Olympics a sled dog company in Whistler, BC. shot between 80-100 sled dogs. Aussie was apart of a large group that was rescued and brought to Victoria, BC. for adoption. R.P. Huttinga and his family adopted Aussie when she was 12 and Otis when he was just 8 weeks old. The two dogs became fast friends despite their age differences, and the idea for this book was sparked when the author noticed the two furry pals walking their favourite trail in Lake Cowichan, BC. This is the first book in a series of Aussie and Otis adventures, and is R.P.’s first book. He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and daughter. You can also see Aussie in The CBC documentary, Sled Dogs.