Every dog that has lived a life has a story. For those lucky enough to start and finish their lives in the same forever home, they are usually well known and documented with pictures, memories and stories from their families. "Tuff Guy" is the story of Tuff, a stray dog found in rural Alabama. Tuff's story, existed only in his memory, and was not known to anyone who could speak for him. "Tuff Guy" gives voice to his memories and allows its readers insight into some, fictional as well as real, people and places in the part of the state of Alabama where this little Maltese came from. It is his story and their story. It is filled with laughter, sorrow, kindness and ignorance. In Tuff Guy you will travel with human and cannine characters from the hardscrabble fields and forests of Alabama to the rolling plains and corn mazes of Iowa. In it, you follow the lives of those who touched and were touched by a little Maltese. Tuff, the dog, was the hub for bringing together the diverse lives, both fictional and non-fictional, that made up his life and made his life story one worth telling about.