Amazing Amos

Dogs of Alys

Amazing Amos
Photos By Nicola Harger

We’ve come to expect phenomenal and fantastical feats from our superheroes, who we see as benevolent characters who aim to use their abilities for good and help the world become a better place. While perhaps unable to leap tall buildings in a single bound, our canine friends are often the everyday superheroes in our lives. Faster than the speed of light, a dog can offer solace and protection from the world at large, lift spirts and hearts, and provide an instant connection with the community. With the tilt of the head, a nudge of a ball, a boundless energy and unending devotion, a dog can make us feel a little superhuman ourselves at times. 

Meet Amos, an 11-year-old soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and superhero protagonist. His owner, author Margaret Lowder of Montgomery, Alabama, has written a series of children’s books (Amos Likes to Jump, Amos Bounces Back and A is for Amos: Amos Learns His ABCs) that capture the whimsical and loveable Amos as he dons his cape to leap and bound through adventures while teaching valuable lessons to readers young and old. Though quite the extensive traveler, Amos loves to come home to Alys Beach and find quiet places to explore knowing that each new day is an opportunity to make the world a better place.