I always thought the Blue Dog paintings by George Rodrigue were kind of goofy, but I liked them very much. Once I learned the story behind them, I liked them even more. We had brunch at the Blue Dog Café in Lafayette, LA the morning following Mr. Rodrigue's passing, having made our reservations there well beforehand. It was a very satisfying experience, celebrating his life. This is a good book - good thoughts and good pictures and a good legacy.