Second: A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love

by Deb Helfrich


A memoir about Losing the Love of Your Life and then Learning to Love Again

All photography on this site created by Deb Helfrich

Zanzi on Day 3 - what curiosity!

Zanzi on Day 3 - what curiosity!

I'm on page 110 and can't stop reading! It's awesome! I had no idea of the magnitude of doggie care you were enduring.  ~Mo Uhlberg

A colorized photo of the first stick Zanzi brought inside

I wrote this book in order to put an arm around anyone struggling with a dying dog or a puppy they just don’t know how to handle. These raw experiences were some of the most challenging times of my life, but what was even more painful were the thoughts I couldn’t control that kept me judging myself. We spend a lot of time extolling the joys of unconditional doggy love, but the fact is, at some point, this immensely comforting canine relationship will end – in some way. And the thing we all need when filled with grief or self-judgment is the comfort that someone else has been through this level of suffering and survived.
— Deb Helfrich

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