The Boy’s favorite dog books, for several years - A Lucky Dog, The Further Adventures of A Lucky Dog, and Jack London’s Dog, by Dirk Wales. The first two are true stories about Owney, a stray dog who was adopted by the US Post Office in the 1890’s. Owney ended up traveling all over the world with the PO. Jack London’s Dog, is a young adult book that tells the story of what might have happened to the actual dog of author, Jack London. London used this dog as a model for the dog in Call of the Wild.