When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. You'll be entertained, inspired, and moved by this anthology of true stories from women around the world. They each share a mini-memoir about their relationships with shelter dogs, police K-9s, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, service dogs helping returning veterans, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day.
This book was featured in O Magazine and on Oprah.com as one of top 16 dogs books of 2010.
"The rescuing works both ways again in Allen and Linda Anderson's collection,"Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration,as canines who've suffered abuse, neglect or misfortune seek and comfort humans who've endured the same. (Karen Holt, O Magazine)
"When asked, 'Betty, you never remarried! How can you live alone?' my answer is simple: my golden retriever, Pontiac, is my saving grace." (Betty White, actress and author)
"Perhaps because my older sister was a collie, I am never more myself than when in the presence of a dog. Kudos to Allen and Linda for sharing the myriad ways dogs bring joy, healing, and gratitude into our lives." (Wendie Malick, actor and advocate)
"These heartwarming stories of dogs and the women who love them solidify the fact that the animal-human bond is so unique and necessary for enhancing one's life. You'll find a bit of yourself in each tale." (Vanessa Williams, actress and singer)
"Once again the Andersons have produced an inspiring book for women who love dogs, this time packed with stories and meditations that will make you smile, weep and be moved by scenes from Katrina rescues to the dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Night show. If you have a special relationship with your dogs, this book is for you." (Linda Tellington-Jones PhD (Hon), founder of the Tellington TTouch Method® and author of 19 books in 13 languages)
"This book is for all dog lovers, and for those who wish to better understand the human-animal bond. It's an inspiring read and will make you want to hug your best friend!" (Patrick McDonnell, creator of MUTTS)
"Cuddle up with your dog and prepare to be profoundly moved by these heartwarming stories of the special bond that exists between women and their dogs. In reading each story, you will be humbled by the virtuous characteristics of our dog companions who clearly cherish sharing their lives with us. These powerful stories will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever loved a dog." (June Cotner, author of Animal Blessings and Dog Blessings, www.JuneCotner.com)
"This is a charming collection of true stories that will affirm people's feelings about the love and spiritual nature of our wonderful canine companions." (Sonya Fitzpatrick, television and radio host and author of What the Animals Tell Me)
Rory Freeman, #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of Skinny Bitch, an Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres favorite book, says in the foreword, "This book will open your heart, warm your soul, and make you proud to be a dog-loving woman."
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