If I Should Die Before My Dog – Book Review
As a dog lover and dog guardian, have you ever wondered:
- What would happen if you could no longer care for your dog?
- Who would take care of your faithful companion if he/she outlived you?
- How would the new caretakers know about your dog’s special needs?
If so, you’re not alone. Authors Joe and Cathy Connolly have asked those very same questions. After witnessing several pets lose their human guardians, and seeing how difficult it was for those pets to adjust to loss in a strange environment with people who knew nothing about them, they decided to write a book to help ensure that dogs everywhere would be taken care of, even when their guardians were no longer around.
If I Should Die Before My Dog is a beautifully written prompted journal that enables you to share everything you would want a new guardian to know about your beloved pet in the event you were no longer able to take care of him or her.
Here are a few examples of the types of fill-in-the-blank topics you’ll find inside this book:
- My Nicknames
- My Medical History
- My Food
- Things That Scare Me
- My Personality
- Toys and Games
- Words I Know
Interspersed among the journal pages are wonderful pet tips and beautiful illustrations by Rod Lawrence.
As you fill in each page, this book becomes a living record of what makes your dog so special. Even reading through the blank book moved me as the prompts brought to mind many special memories of the dogs that have touched my life.
This book is a treasured keepsake – and potential lifesaver – for each and every dog in your life! I not only recommend it, but I’m counting down the days until the authors complete their follow-up book, If I Should Die Before My Cat!
About The Authors
Joe and Cathy Connolly have spent a lifetime owning, training and caring for dogs. Cathy grew up with a Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog handler while attending many different dog shows and eventually went on to work with other breeders as she grew older.
They live in beautiful Northern Michigan with their 3 furry four legged children: one large dog, one small dog, and one bossy calico cat, who supervises the entire family!
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Book Tour Announcements
Create With Joy is proud to be a part of the If I Should Die Before My Dog book tour, hosted by Sharon Martin at Beck Valley Books!
I invite you to visit the other participants in this tour! Visit Sharon’s blog for the Book Tour Schedule.
Also, I’m excited to share that Joe and Cathy Connolly have a special gift for you! To help you with your holiday shopping, the Connolly’s have created a special discount that is good through December 24, 2012! Use Discount Code SET8RBCG at the author’s website to receive $4.00 off the list price!
Autographed Book Giveaway – 5 Winners
Joe and Cathy Connolly have teamed up with Beck Valley Books to host a special giveaway! Five Lucky Winners will each received an Autographed Book from the authors! You may enter this giveaway by completing entries through the Rafflecopter form.
The giveaway is open to residents in the US, Canada, UK and Europe. The giveaway closes on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST.
Please note that Create With Joy is NOT administering this contest and is NOT responsible for winner notification or prize distribution.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from the authors for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.