We all love our dogs and there are thousands of books celebrating the joys of our dogs. But the honest reality is that they live very short lives. When I went through the intense and ultimately fatal illness of my first dog, I felt all alone. I often wrote through my feelings. And after a few years, the thought of writing a book to help others through a very difficult period in their lives emerged.
I really believe that if you need to write something, there is someone out there who needs to read it. I often process life best via reading stories. There is something about the intimacy of read words that creates a level of acceptance about what we are dealing with in our own internal struggles. To see someone else in the world, experiencing what we think and feel brings a comfort and perspective that can be the catalyst to change.