Mark, I just bought your book this morning and my friend recommended I get your book. I was in tears while I read your wonderful story. It is nice to know that other people feel the same way and experience the same grief when losing a pet. We had to put down a dog almost 10 years ago and it was such a devasting moment in my life. Now I am faced with that again with my (2) 13 year old Lhasa’s. One of them is in bad health with diabetes and we don’t know how much longer we will have with her. We also have (3) Saint Bernards. One of my Saint Bernards whose name is Winston is 3 years old. He is my world. He has such a huge heart and it is almost as like he has a human’s soul. He has changed my life and I cherish every moment I have with him and the rest of my “kids”. I know Winston is only 3, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about the terrible day when he is no longer in my life. The grieving process starts early when you have a pet while they are still alive and I truly believe that. I always joke with my husband and I tell him, the day Winston goes, I will need to be heavily medicated because I can’t imagine the grief that I will experience with losing him. Your story was amazing and I will tell everyone I know that is a dog lover to buy your book. I have it sitting on my coffee table. I wanted you to know that I don’t read books that often and it has to be a good book for me to read it and one I can relate to. I related to your story more than you can ever imagine. The most important thing we can all do is cherish everyday we have with our beloved animals and shower them with love while they are here with us. Thank you again for writing such an amazing book.


Allyson from TX