Some years back we discovered the 1994 book, Buster At The
Wall. Hungering for more from Golden Retriever author, Buster, we did some
earnest detective work and finally located Dr. Roger Hite ─ Buster's
talented co-author. We learned that Roger, recently retired CEO at
Dominican Hospital, had published several books, his desire to truly comfort
and inspire with his writing. Whether one is reading those written by Golden
Buster (with Roger's help) or Roger (with Buster's help), the experience will be a unique and uplifting one.
How can it not be with Buster's special brand of dog-philosophy?
Dr. Hite has been a great champion of our
foundation's cause, donating several copies to us to raise monies for our
mission of providing funding canine cancer treatment and research. And, we are
so deeply humbled by his dedicating his final Buster books (BUSTER'S VIEW
and BUSTER'S SPIRIT) to our foundation.
I finished my Buster book and found it a very
enjoyable read. I also believe in the "grand scheme of things" philosophy and
the book helped ease the hurt of losing my Bailey.
― Denise Mann
BUSTER'S VIEW: A Golden Retriever's Advice for Living and Selections from Buster
at the Wall
By Buster with Assistance from Roger W. Hite, Ph.D. April 2009
publication. 91 page paperback. Our favorite book in the series, the original
2000 book quickly went out of print. This revised edition is an expanded
collection of aphorisms and insights about life as seen through the eyes of a
Golden Retriever. The book also includes selections from the first Buster book,
BUSTER AT THE WALL.
Price ─ $15. Here is Buster's advice for how to deal with things such as
BUSTER'S SPIRIT: A Golden Retriever's Story about Toby and G-d's Grand Scheme of
By Buster with Assistance from Roger W. Hite, Ph.D. November 2008
publication. 140 page paperback.
Buster's Spirit is a story told through the eyes of Buster, a Golden Retriever.
In his lifetime Buster spent many evenings with his philosopher friend, Roger,
sitting on the sea wall overlooking the Monterey Bay. There, Buster and Roger
talked about events that allowed them to share their insights about life, love,
and death and published a book of their thoughts ―
Buster at the Wall.
Buster is now a dog angel who has been sent back to Earth to escort "home" Toby,
his former master's current Golden Retriever. Buster assists Toby through the
final days of his cancer and introduces him to the reality of The Grand Scheme
of Things. It is a heartwarming story about the life of a Golden Retriever and
the unconditional love he shared with Roger, his wife Debby, and a Main Coon Cat
Price ─ $15
BUSTER AT THE WALL: A Golden Retriever Looks at Life, Love, and Death
By Buster with help from Roger W. Hite, Ph.D. 1994 publication. 143 page paperback
now out of print. First book in Buster trilogy. Very limited number of
these books which were recently discovered by the author.
This story is told
through the eyes of Buster, a Golden Retriever. In his lifetime Buster spent
many evenings with his philosopher friend, Roger, sitting on the sea wall
overlooking the Monterey Bay. There, Buster and Roger talked about events that
allowed them to share their insights about life, love, and death and published a
book of their thoughts. They sniff at life's abstractions, like relationships,
endings, dog heaven, destiny, chance, guilt, and of course, The Grand Scheme of
Things. *Also signed by author.
Price ─ $25
BUSTER AT THE GATE: A Golden Retriever's
Heavenly Adventure ― 3 Copies left
By Buster with help from Roger W. Hite, Ph.D. 1995 publication. 181 page paperback
now out of print..
Second book in Buster trilogy. This
book tells an adventure story told through the eyes of an aging Golden
Retriever. In the tradition of The Wizard of Oz. Buster describes his arrival at
the Gates of Heaven, only to learn that in The Grand Scheme of Things dogs exist
in the lushness outside the gate, and may not pass through the gate to be with
The quest to fix the Grand Scheme of Things leads Buster and his Bulldog pal,
Bo, on an epic journey. Buster is at his best as a storyteller. Woven into the
journey are many insights and observations about how humans view religion, life,
and the afterlife. Ever the philosopher, Buster integrates modern scientific
theories with traditional religious themes. The result is an entertaining,
insightful, and intelligent story about a dog's quest to help the Creator
perfect the Grand Scheme of Things.*Also signed by author.
Price ─ $15