What were your pets like as babies?


Linda was recently talking with Cuddles while the cat watched her typing at the keyboard of her laptop. Linda picked Cuddles up and placed the cat in her lap. She told Cuddles about how tiny she had been when we first brought her home from the animal shelter. Linda said, “When you were a baby, you used to curl up in my lap and sleep while I worked at the computer.”

After their moment of reminiscing, Cuddles went back over to the table from where she had been observing Linda. She stopped and seemed to be thinking about the fond memory Linda had shared with her. Then Cuddles extended her paw and crawled onto Linda’s lap, just as she had as a kitty.

Isn’t it grand to let yourself be a treasured baby once again?

What were your pets like as babies?

Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network – Where Pets Are Family

Do You Love Your Dog?

Do You Love Your Dog?

Join award-winning authors Allen and Linda Anderson with contributing authors Sage Lewis and Jenny Pavlovic for a celebration of the special connection women have with their dogs. The Andersons will share dramatic true stories from Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration. You can talk about and show photos of your dogs, if you wish.

You’re also invited to bring a photo of you and your dog, side-by-side, to enter in a woman-dog look-alike contest. The winner, drawn from the look-alike photos, will receive a PetSmart gift certificate. O Magazine! has recommended this book, and it is on the Oprah.com website. Betty White, Wendie Malick, Vanessa Williams, and American Humane Association, among others, have endorsed it.

This event will also benefit local animal rescue groups and organizations.

Barnes & Noble Bookseller, 3940 Division Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-251-4537
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm

Websites: http://www.dogsandthewomenwholovethem.com, http://www.angelanimals.net

The Pick of the Litter of New Books about Our BFFs

“The rescuing works both ways again in Allen and Linda Anderson’s Collection, Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration, as canines who’ve suffered abuse, neglect or misfortune seek and comfort humans who’ve endured the same.”

–Karen Holt, O Magazine and Oprah.com website

 “When asked, ‘Betty, you never remarried! How can you live alone?’, my answer is simple: My golden retriever, Pontiac, is my saving grace.”

–Betty White, actress and author

“These heart-warming stories of dogs and the women who love them solidify the fact that the animal-human bond is so unique and necessary for enhancing one’s life. You’ll find a bit of yourself in each tale.”

–Vanessa Williams, actress and singer 

“The authors who gave us Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love and other titles popular among animal lovers here present a collection of essays by women describing overwhelming joy at having their canine companions. The book is divided into three sections demonstrating how the dogs fill a void in their owners’ lives, such as through loyalty or heroism, healing (emotional and physical), and in response to other special needs. A short meditation at the end of each entry invites readers to consider their emotional responses to the essay. The common theme running throughout is that dogs are not only faithful companions but also spiritual guides and messengers of love. The stories of Major, Sandy, Princess, Java, Lady, McDuff, and others will resonate long after the book is finished. VERDICT: All will touch the hearts of readers fortunate enough to enjoy or seeking this type of relationship.”

–Susan Riley, Library Journal