The world knows Buddy, aka Air Bud, as the golden retriever "iconic character" popularized in thirteen motion pictures. But I knew him as Buddy, a pinecone-toting, disheveled mess of a stray dog I found in the Sierra Nevada. Buddy's story is much more than the story of a stray who ended up in a movie.
A writer and avid sports enthusiast, Kevin di Cicco is best known for finding and training Buddy, the Golden Retriever of Air Bud fame. Kevin also trains Buddy's offspring daily in the sports of baseball, basketball, hockey, football, and soccer.