Holiday Gift for the Animal Lover
I’ve always loved animals, and I have had a pet of one kind or another for pretty much my entire life. Currently, we have an adorable half-Siamese cat that my son named Racer. She is a bit standoffish but very affectionate when she wants to be and very self-sufficient which, with two boys to take care of, is exactly the type of pet I prefer for now. The bond between humans and animals is such a timeless one that it is easy to understand why so many people become so incredibly attached to their pets. After all, our animals have done some pretty amazing things.
The Dog Who Healed A Family by Jo Coudert is a collection of nineteen true stories about animals of all varieties and the love and joy they bring to our lives. I was intrigued to learn more about the impact animals have in the lives of their owners, so I immediately accepted when I was offered a chance to review the book for myself.
The stories were so heartwarming, and I was in tears throughout most of the book as I read stories such as one about the warmth a parrot brought to a lonely woman’s household and another detailing the extraordinary lengths a collection of volunteers went through to reunite a family with its beloved pet dog. One moment, I was laughing out loud as the cheeky parrot yelled, “Don’t poo on the rug!” to the plumber in an exact imitation of his owner’s voice. Pages later, I was in tears as a young woman lost the expressive and loving cat that she had tenderly raised from its birth.
I really enjoyed the wide variety of animals that was featured in this book. From rabbits to raccoons to snakes, the animals that touched the lives of humans went well beyond just cats and dogs. I also enjoyed the way that helping an animal so often helped the person as well. It’s a great reminder that giving to those in need also carries benefits for the giver.
The Dog Who Healed A Family would be a great gift for any pet owner or animal lover on your Christmas list. The touching stories are the perfect way to celebrate the richness our pets add to our lives. For a great gift that is sure to touch the heart of the reader, check out The Dog Who Healed A Family today.
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