You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang, who with the help of three dogs, is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, an amiable Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, offering lessons in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having. But when tragedy strikes, Jessica is reminded that the animals we love give more than they take.
This book is a nice, heartwarming tale, perfect for animal lovers. For some dog lovers, this will be preaching to the choir in terms of the bond that dogs have with their owners. For others, it will provide an eye-opening insight into just what a profound effect animals can have on their human companions.
Right now you can get specials if you pre-order the book. I also have the opportunity to give away one copy of the book. To enter, leave a comment by July 10th with the favorite example of the bond you have with your favorite furry creature.
Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is a veterinarian, mother, and big-time dog person. She worked in emergency and small animal medicine before settling into her current practice in San Diego providing in-home hospice care for dogs and cats. She is the founder of the website www.pawcurious.com, and her writing has been featured in or on Yahoo!, CNN, Ladies' Home Journal, People Pets, Outside magazine, and USA Today.