“An important book with a PURPOSE”
A book with a purpose, possibly THE most important book you could ever own, and it isn’t just for you it’s also for those best friends and companions that share your life. Your dogs.

The relationship we share with our dogs is deep and powerful, one of mutual understanding, caring and love. They are living, feeling beings with their own view of the world. Too often this is overlooked or more directly, misunderstood when we consider the need to put our personal affairs in order. We worry about them, of course, but for the most part we don’t even know where to begin because their case is a special one that doesn’t fit into any of the usual categories.
For dogs whose lives may be unexpectedly and dramatically changed, it gives these precious family members a voice. It eases their transition from one home to another and gives them much-needed emotional and physical wellbeing. Providing a comprehensive list of questions and information-gathering techniques, it captures your dog’s personal information and paints a complete picture of your pet that gives their new owner the information they need to provide a seamless transition. Most of us can say that we have seen or heard of cases where dogs sadly had to be given up to rescues, because their owners passed, or for those other things that happen in life. Hospitalization, vacations, pet sitters, job losses and so on.

Your loved companion’s new family will now have all they need to nurture and care for your dogs emotional and physical needs.

A sort of “Dog Will” that is as caring as it is comprehensive, our canine compendium is all any dog owner needs to feel safe and secure that their best friend and beloved pet will be taken care of in the event of a life-changing emergency. Full of intimate, specific details, it covers every aspect of their lives with concern and care. Providing for the future of you dog while giving you peace of mind. If I Should Die Before My Dog—is your chance to revel in the joy of your dog’s life while giving him or her a sound, love-filled future.

This book is interactive, meaning you tell the “story” of your dog. It must be written into and physically stays with your dog, if in the unfortunate event you can no longer care for your companion.
The intent for this book is to create an organized plan. This plan allows you to have a complete, in-depth journal of your dogs life. It gives you all the tools you need to make a detailed description of your dogs life and history; from favorite foods and snacks, travel, medical, games they love to play, to things that scare them and much, much more.

A thought many of us have, “most likely I’m going to outlive my dog” ——–what if you didn’t, but your dog has this book, which greatly helps their new parent with the transition of your dog into their new life without you. If you are with your dogs throughout their entire life, you can always appreciate the special keepsake of the written “story” of your dogs life.

We were inspired to write this book when both of Cathy’s parents died within a few months of each other. Cathy’s father’s last words were “Take care of my baby dog.” They left behind little “Mandy”, a twelve year old Pomeranian. Cathy’s brother had been the caretaker of their parents for many years, so Mandy was very fortunate.

This left us wondering how many were not that fortunate. Including our own dogs. These heartbroken, frightened dogs are suddenly left without their human parents, without anyone knowing the “story” of their lives.

We have spent a lifetime owning, training and caring for dogs. Cathy grew up with a Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog handler while attending many different dog shows and eventually went on to work with other breeders as she grew older. They live in beautiful Northern Michigan with their 3 furry four legged children, one large dog, one small dog and the entire family is supervised by one bossy calico cat.

We would like to give a very special “Thank You” to Gilda for having us do a guest post, it is very much appreciated.

If you would like to visit our website at: http://ifishoulddiebeforemypets.com we have posted several of the beautiful illustrations from the by book by the Award Winning Wildlife Artist, Rod Lawrence.

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“If I Should Die Before My Dog” is available at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475124511/sr=8-3/qid=1347353275/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1347353275&seller=&sr=8-3

Also at Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-should-die-before-my-dog-joe-connolly/1112345565?ean=9781475124514