After writing newspaper columns about pets for almost 20 years, I’ve finally written a book entitled Unconditional Love: Pet Tales to Warm the Heart.
The book offers a selection of my newspaper columns and other writings complied during the past 20 years. I’ll continue to pen a weekly column – Fur, Fins and Feathers – for several newspapers in Southeastern Massachusetts and contribute articles to Go Local RI and other regional and national publications.
I wrote this book for anyone who loves animals, especially those furry, finned, and feathered creatures that bring pure joy to their owners’ life.
My love for animals came from my late mother Catherine, who treasured every cat or dog she ever met. My aunts always told me that as a young girl, my mom would sneak stray cats into her bedroom and hide them under the covers. When my grandmother discovered the errant creatures, the poor felines would get tossed out into the pitch-black night.
After my parents married and moved to the country, my mother discovered a field mouse one day. Since then, we have seldom been without a cat. Many of our family’s most treasured felines are fondly remembered in my book.
As a child, our house was owned by a lively Basset Hound-mix named Annie. After I returned home from college, we acquired our first Kerry Blue terrier, Connolly, who introduced us to dog shows and the sport of purebred dogs.
Although I no longer own a dog, I judge AKC junior showmanship classes and 4-H fitting and showmanship classes, which are a lot of fun.
Whether you share your heart and hearth with a friendly feline, a comical canine, a colorful tank of fish, or other creatures, my book will entertain, educate, and inspire you with stories that illustrate how animals transform lives, and make the world a better place!
To purchase the book, go to: http://www.amazon.com/UNCONDITIONAL-LOVE-Tales-Warm-Heart/dp/1626466491Booklocker.com