Just finished your book, my parents gave it to me for Christmas after we lost our Golden Retriever, Bella. She was my best friend over the past 7 years and we, as you, fought to give her the best life after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. We tried chemo unsuccessful and she died at our home in our arms. It is by far the most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with. She was my first baby, I have a 3 year old boy and 5 year old girl. It has been 3 months since she has been gone and I think about her every hour of every day. Your book has helped me realize that I am not the only grown man that is vulnerable to the loss of a pet.

She was a constant companion and was a member of our church. She was in a ministry at our church that took dogs to nursing and retirement homes. She died on a Sunday night after a visit to a retirement home that very day! God truly used her as a witness to my family and many others who loved Bella. I drove her every 4 weeks to chemo treatment 2 hours away and she never complained once. I took her and had her cremated and have her on shelf in our home. Thank you for your book. I do not feel alone anymore. Here is Bella’s memorial: http://www.bellatips.critters.com/

Cory from MS