Dennis Robertson is a great-grandfather with eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Kamloops is home to all twenty family members forming a very close family bond. Dennis Was inspired to tell his story about his relationship with a hearing assist dog after it grew to become a true love between a man and a dog. For over fourteen years, Crackers helped Dennis with his profound hearing loss to cope within the hearing world.
Dennis enjoys the outdoors as a hunter, trapper and make-believe cowboy. He and his wife, Win, own the 5R Ranch situated in the hills a short distance from Kamloops. The family no longer have cattle on the 160 acres, but they continue to enjoy the solitude and peacefulness of the ranch.