http://lifeatgoldenpines.blogspot.com/ held a drawing for this book and I was the lucky recipient of it. If you don't know Kim, she is a remarkable women who rescues Golden Retrievers and who has a heart of gold. This year alone has been a tough one for Kim; she lost seven dogs and for those of us dog people you know what a toll the death of one pup takes on us can you imagine how difficult it has been to lose so many? Kim has many jewels in her crown in heaven. I am so thankful that I have gotten to know her over the last several years; she has been such a support and encouragement to me during Reggie's different health issues.
The book she sent me is about another gal who has rescued Goldens over the years~Holli Pfau. Although it took me awhile to get to this book, it was a great read; although I will say I not only laughed but also sobbed at times. You see, all my life I have bonded so deeply with my dog,s that when there time on earth is over I grieve so heavily. Holli was a Ca. girl until she and her hubby moved to Durango, Colorado; of course I immediately connected to her because of those two facts. I haven't yet been to Durango but am now even more eager to trek down there and see the sights she described in her book. Durango is a dog-friendly town, very much like Carmel California, and I'm hoping to get down there this summer. Holli has gotten into dog trials, obedience, agility, etc. This book was one that I will keep in my library for the future. I love the personalities of Goldens but unfortunately won't be able to get one due to their hair; I'm hoping that when the time comes for our next dog, it will have a personality like a Golden.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are seeing blessings all around you!
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