No matter how icy the winds that will howl into your hometown come winter, there’s a lasting warmth to be found in a new book called Shep: Loyalty Beyond All Bounds by Kevin Davis.
The Shep story was 65 years in coming and worth every second of waiting.
Sixty-five years ago in Ft. Benton, Montana a sheepdog named Shep died. But Shep who had wandered into the human heart was never to be forgotten, not even generations later.
In any kind of weather Shep went up to every passenger train that stopped in his hometown—for five and one-half years, where he waited patiently for his beloved master’s return.
When Shep died in 1942, the story hit the A.P. It was picked up by the London Daily and the New York Times. At that time, it took on meaning for those who would grieve the departure of their loves ones (those who were bravely departing for WW2) and would wait while hoping and praying for the joyous day of their return.