Once a year we have a new book that we introduce through our website and newsletter. Please indulge us with this issue of the Angel Animals Story of the Week newsletter. We are sharing a story from the book and writing about the special and unique relationships women and dogs form to bring more love into the world.
A Dallas woman made a difference in the lives of disabled veterans with the help of a black Lab as star dog trainer (and wound up on David Letterman). A Michigan woman mobilized an entire community plus a helpful rabbit because her lost rescued dog had captured their hearts.
A New Orleans businesswoman turned a dog-fighting pit bull into a gentle poster boy for paraplegic animals to rehabilitate other handicapped dogs. A Los Angeles public relations firm president realized a childhood dream of becoming Santa’s lead reindeer Rudolph because a childhood dog let her put lipstick on his nose.
These true case studies show women accomplishing great things when a canine companion lit up their lives. They, and many more, are featured in our new book DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration by Allen and Linda Anderson, published by New World Library with a foreword by #1 New York Times best-selling author Rory Freedman. She says, “This book will open your heart, warm your soul, and make you proud to be a dog-loving woman.” www.dogsandthewomenwholovethem.com
O Magazine recommended DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM, and it’s on the Oprah.com website. Betty White, Wendie Malick, Vanessa Williams, and American Humane Association, among others endorsed the book.
In the book we’ve been able to identify major life milestones that women can achieve so much easier with the love and loyalty of a canine companion.
Because dogs opened their hearts to love and their minds to possibilities, the women in this book healed from life-threatening illnesses, started new careers or missions, pulled entire groups together for a common good, learned to love again, chose better mates and dates, transformed the lives of children and people with disabilities, brought joy and comfort to the elderly and ill, and laughed when they felt like crying.
You’ll have the pleasure of meeting:
***Miguel, a Newfoundland-Labrador mix who introduced an impoverished child to Rosanne Nordstrom, a resourceful woman who became like a mother to him. Their new family serves as Chicago’s version of the popular movie The Blind Side — plus a dog who brought people from entirely different cultural and ethnic backgrounds together in unselfish love.
***Euri, a loving English cocker spaniel, inspired Houston’s Bobbi Leder to become a dog writer columnist and miraculously healed her of a chronic illness.
***Beau, a rescued black Lab became “co-founder” of Patriot PAWS, a Texas nonprofit that Lori Stevens started to train service dogs for disabled veterans. Beau was featured on NBC Nightly News, Late Night with David Letterman, and Animal Planet.
***Major, an abused and neglected German shepherd, saved the life of national-award winning police dog trainer Janet Koch Ballard while serving as her K-9 partner.
***McDuff, a Scottish terrier, turned Judy McFadden into his soul mate as the dog brought healing pet therapy to Henderson, Nevada’s most severely disabled residents.
***Frankie, a dachshund in a doggie wheelchair, inspired Barbara Techel to write award-winning children’s books. She designed a school campaign with Frankie to help children appreciate differences in each other.
***Buster Dawn, a rescued pit bull-mix, taught Los Angeles Times and Washington Post contributing writer and author Karen Dawn to grieve without apologies for a dog family member.
We will be doing a book tour with presentations that feature local animal organizations in the following ciites:
***Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud, Minnetonka, Stillwater, Minnesota (These events include contributors Sage Lewis, Jenny Pavlovic, and Janet Ballard at most of them and a dog-woman photo look-alike contest with prizes.)
***Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Includes a dog-woman look-alike contest with prizes.)
***Chicago (Naperville), Illinois (This event includes contributor Rosanne Nordstrom and a dog-woman look-alike contest with prizes.)
Contributors to the book will be doing presentations or signings in:
Los Angeles, California
New Orleans, Louisiana
Liverpool, New York
For a complete listing of book events and media interviews, go to http://dogsandthewomenwholovethem.com/calendar.html, Please consider going to the book events and tuning into the media interviews. We’d love to meet you and have your support.
DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM is available at shop.angelanimals.net, signed by the authors. You can also find it at newworldlibrary.com, Amazon.com, bn.com, borders.com, and other bookstores nationwide and online.
What women would appreciate receiving DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM as a gift that honors their special relationships with canine friends?
Okay, let’s have some more fun with our new book! We invite you to share photos of your dog(s) sitting next to DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM. Send your jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org. View photos at www.dogsandthewomenwholovethem.com/dogbookphotos.html. See the full announcement in the Announcement Section.
Allen and Linda Anderson
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