For Every Dog An Angel
6 3/4 x 5 1/4 Jacketed Hardcover
If you are welcoming a new puppy into your home… celebrating the forever dog in your life… saying good-bye to a beloved dog companion… For Every Dog An Angel is the perfect way to remember that timeless connection to your special four-legged friend.
Filled with colorful illustrations on every page, this gentle and uplifting book will delight dog lovers young and old and bring comfort to anyone who has lost a special canine companion.
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The Story of For Every Dog An Angel
In 1995, Chris felt the time had come to leave the corporate workplace and pursue her true heart’s calling. With Martha by her side, she knew she would discover her life’s purpose. But a few months later Martha became mysteriously ill and slipped into a coma. On a bright sunny day in October 1995, she held her friend for the last time as the doctor administered the injection that stopped the beating of the one heart the two had shared for thirteen years.
Martha’s loss left Chris devastated and without direction. She visited a wise friend and talked about falling off her path. But Chris, her friend said, this IS your path – it just doesn’t look the way you thought it would look. Seeking words of inspiration, the author searched for a gentle book that might lift her spirits and bring her some comfort. Unable to find a book that understood her feelings of loss and spoke to her heart, Ms. Davis wrote For Every Dog An Angel as a way of acknowledging the special relationship she and Martha had shared.
Jake’s welcome basket included many squeaky toys and things to chew on, but over the first week they all disappeared. One day the author was sitting by the rock garden that had become Martha’s final resting place, wishing Martha and Jake could have known each other. She noticed a rubber ball sticking out of the ground, and with a little digging exposed the rest of Jake’s toys that he had buried at Martha’s gravesite. Jake had offered his “gifts” to Martha in appreciation. At that moment the author knew that somewhere in a place called “forever” Jake and Martha had met and he had thanked her for making a space for him. And Martha had welcomed Jake home.
On June 14, 2006, her beloved Jake crossed over the angel bridge to be with Martha and all the other critters who had shared her life. Over the years, many people have asked Chris if you can have more than one “forever dog” in your life. ”Oh yes,” she always says. “Jake was very much my forever dog, just as Martha was. They touched my life in different ways, but each will always have a forever place in my heart.”
And one day, the author knows, they will all be together again.
Reviews for this Book
“I am happy now to have given away dozens of copies of For Every Dog an Angel to my many pet-loving friends, coworkers and family. Thank you for your wonderful work!”
Alan Miles & Nova
“Whimsical language and pastel watercolors will mesmerize children of all ages.”
Dog Fancy Magazine
“Although my own “Forever Dog” died many years ago, Christine Davis’s marvelous little book brought me a fresh, joyful touch of healing to old wounds. This book is a must for everyone who has ever loved a dog, lost a dog, or wondered where and how that love might live on. I keep copies on hand and can’t recommend it highly enough.”
Susan Chernak McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers and Healers
“I must tell you that after I read the book my feelings for Shy were validated. You get how I feel about Shy. No one else has. They understand that it’s painful but they just don’t get how painful. I love the book! It is on top of Shylow’s ashes. He is my furever (as the Old English Sheepdog people spell it) dog. He is the one that was my soul mate. ”
“For Every Dog an Angel was sent to me by my best friend when our beloved Bichon, Snuggle, had to be put down. I felt as though you wrote the book especially for me. The term “Forever Dog” was such a perfect description of our Snuggle. Your words gave her life, our relationship and her passing such beautiful meaning.”