“An entertaining and touching story of an inimitable dog whose winning personality and joie de vivre touched all who knew him. Whether during idyllic and hilarious times as a farm dog or helping his people navigate a Kafkaesque legal case, Wally was ever ready to inspire, comfort and bring joy to those he loved.”
—Claudia Kawczynska, Editor in Chief,
"It is a rare treat to step into a total world revolving around a dog we've all dreamed about. Wally is a canine Clark Gable, a charming rogue, loved without reservation. More than that, here too is the writer's life, with more twists and turns than a dangerous mountain road or a smooth Interstate. Wally's World took my breath away. You gotta love him and his family.”
“Wally’s World is a gem. This story about a singular bullterrier that ruled the roost in a couples' lives and hearts for a few short years is just like the breed the memoir so lovingly and poignantly portrays - funny, unexpected and heartbreaking in the best ways.”
—Jonathan Carroll, acclaimed author of New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Wooden Sea, The Land of Laughs, and the forthcoming The Ghost in Love
“A must for dog-lovers, Marsha Boulton's new book about her bull terrier Wally, is a delight.”
- Yvonne Crittenden, Toronto Sun
“Wally, who is the centre of Boulton's and Williams' worlds, provides comic relief through the book as he does in real life. He's good natured, charming and loaded with personality. He'll do anything for a cookie or a ball.”
– Joanne Shuttleworth, Guelph Mercury
“Wally is more like the thread that holds the book together - just as he has helped to hold the author together during difficult times.”
– Kitchener-Waterloo Record
“If you like pets, you will love Wally's World. "Wally uses his bully front paws as adeptly as Oscar Peterson uses his hands on the piano . . . he jumps in the air to make a header and has bounced tennis balls off his nose since he was a puppy."
– Andrew Armitage, Owen Sound Sun Times
“Wally's World is an immensely readable and reflective memoir told in an engaging, original manner."
– Kirk Makin, Globe and Mail