Author, Speaker, Coach
A Superhero, Lives Saved
and a Promise Made!
"Chico’s Promise" is a true Superhero dog story written
in Chico’s voice. It’s his journey of love and abandonment,
trust and betrayal, and courage and fear. In the end, the status
of his Superhero Promise lives on in time to save others
and love prevails.
I’ve lived long enough, 72+ years to date and I’ve learned to tell my story in reverse so as to not bore others with all my history.
I am currently working on my most passionate project. In 1969 - 1970, I was 20 years old serving in the US Army in the Vietnam War with my Scout Dog, Chico. Chico saved my life. And now, over 50 years later, I’ve decided it was time to give Chico a voice. So I’ve written "Chico’s Promise" in his voice. It’s a story of love and abandonment. I’ve also started a nonprofit to support dog rescue, Chico’s Promise, with a goal to save 50,000 dogs in Chico’s memory. This project allows me to work with people and dogs to create loving relationships.
I have known Mike Monahan for decades and I’m proud to say that this book, "Chico's Promise," is his best. That, of course, is because he is not giving you his opinion, he is sharing the real history of how it all went down over 50 years ago. And the best part is that you cannot help but love and admire Chico, who also tells it like it is. This is a story of unconditional loyalty taken all the way to the grave.
Cincinnati Zoo Director