Fox World: 500 Miles of Walks and Talks with an Old Fox

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Fox World, based on true events, takes the reader under the canopy of an urban forest on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. for a year-long walk with a weary sales executive and his muse, a wild red fox. Aged, ill and injured, both fox and man seek healing in their journey, not only for themselves, but for the ecologically stressed forest which is under siege. They are joined on their five-hundred-mile walkabout by the fox's forest friends - owl, buck deer, hawk, blue heron, and raccoon, and each animal's story illustrates why this small forest is so soothing and majestic in its allure. Starting in brutally cold winter, followed by the wettest summer on record, fox and man face daunting life challenges on their walks, from heart arrhythmia which ends the executive's career to a coyote attack and critical illnesses faced by the elderly fox. And through these traumatic events, the two bond for survival, and the fox's wild perspective teaches his human friend unforgettable lessons about healing, coping, serenity, wonderment, mindfulness, and simple treasures (e.g., the sun setting atop the great oaks, an owl serenade under moon beams, a shared cup of bison bone broth on an icy day). Drawn in by the plight of the fox's forest as destruction looms, the man decides to take a stand and help the fox and his animal friends. Richly graced with gorgeous nature photos and infused with insights that can only be imparted by those who have come to genuinely appreciate life, Fox World is an exhilarating walk in the woods that you'll never forget.

Author: Jack Russell
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: FriesenPress
Published: 10/13/2021
Pages: 348
Weight: 1.36lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9781039114470

About the Author
Russell, Jack: - Jack Russell traveled North America and Europe for three decades to assist Fortune 1000 companies with developing distribution channels, new products, and start-ups. He studied economics at Virginia Commonwealth University, and later completed executive programs at The Wharton School and Georgetown University. Jack lives in Lake Frederick, Virginia with his wife, Susan, and their two Jack Russell terriers. As well as fighting for Mr. Fox's forest to be declared a nature preserve, Susan and Jack enjoy giving freedom rides to shelter dogs and assisting with their medical bills. Jack is an amateur photographer, an ever-learning birdwatcher, a football fan when Green Bay is on television and an enthusiastic golfer of diminishing skills.