Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: Your Pet: When It's Time to Let Go

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Dan Cooper and his family have gone through the heartbreaking experience of having had to put their dog down and they look for comfort from the ordeal only to be met with one tragedy after another.

Not only does their pet die, but in addition, tragedy continues to follow them. "The Rainbow Bridge ... Your Pet: When It's Time to Let Go," chronicles the life of Dan Cooper, the death of his dog, his marriage, birth of their son, another family pet...

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Overview

Dan Cooper and his family have gone through the heartbreaking experience of having had to put their dog down and they look for comfort from the ordeal only to be met with one tragedy after another.

Not only does their pet die, but in addition, tragedy continues to follow them. "The Rainbow Bridge ... Your Pet: When It's Time to Let Go," chronicles the life of Dan Cooper, the death of his dog, his marriage, birth of their son, another family pet that must be put down, as the story weaves between fact and fiction.

Bound to appeal to pet lovers, some perfect markets for this "quick, easy read" include pet stores, veterinary offices, pet grooming businesses, ASPCA offices, animal rights activists, as well as bookstores.

It's a learning experience based on real-life mixed with an interesting fiction story line.

The book spans the period from 1964-2005 and has an extremely positive ending based on "The Rainbow Bridge," a poem by an unknown author. The story is suitable for a Christian market written without the need for X-rated content.

Dan, employed in display advertising at a local newspaper, is engaged to marry Cathy, who works in the photo processing department of the same newspaper. Before the wedding goes off without a hitch and they move into their first home in Venice, FL., Dan loses his dog, Cosmo who is fatally injured by a passing motorist.

As the story progresses, Dan and his wife have a son, who, at age 6 "demands" to get a dog, a "wire haired fox terrier, just like I saw on TV." Of course the loving parents accommodate him and it becomes love at first sight for the entire family. Years later, tragedy strikes as "Foxy Lady" develops kidney failure.

Real-life events based on the author's own are detailed as Foxy Lady's condition deteriorates and an eventual determination must be made to have her put down after months of unsuccessful treatment.

It's a sad, heartbreaking story, yet all the heartaches lead to an extremely positive inspiring, poignant and heartwarming ending that sensitive pet owners are sure to love.

If you enjoyed "Marley and Me" or "A Dog Year," this may be a perfect read for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456403225
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 314,606
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Scott worked for America Online for nearly a quarter-century both in-house and as a consultant, and he continues to work for the company as a consultant from his home in Southwest Florida

During that time he's worn many "hats," from "guiding" members through the use of the service; hosting live online events with luminaries such as authors Tom Clancy and the late Timothy Leary; actors Don DeFore, Tony Dow and scores more; to developing, writing and hosting online game shows. Currently he provides "troubleshooting services" for users.

Among his hobbies he lists daily bike rides, often logging 20 or more miles, swimming, people-watching, gardening and maintaining his home near the Gulf of Mexico, and his loving fox terrier, Foxy Lady III, up to her death on October 12, 2010.

"RJ," as he's known online, is a true pet lover. In the past 41 years he's had 7 dogs. All of them eventually had to be "put down," undoubtedly the most heartbreaking decision a pet owner will ever need to face.

Thus the basis for his story: It's a combination of fiction, mixed with fact, based on experiences with "the ladies in my life," Kim, Tammy, Heidi, Heidi II, Lady I, Lady II and most recently and primarily Lady III.

Bound to appeal to pet lovers everywhere, the story is happy, sad and tragic, yet ends with an uplifting experience that pet lovers everywhere are certain to love.

Pre-publish comments: "WOW! It is beautiful. It is dear. It is soulful. I haven't been able to stop thinking about your story. It is so rich, so beautiful, so poignant." - Cathy McCormick, SC. "It was so poignant and moving, and incredibly captivating. Well done!" - Eileen Clark Bramlet, VA.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

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    Very well done!!

    I had to put this book down every few chapters to get more tissues and wait for the tears to stop so I could continue reading. This story has brought back many memories of pets I have had and lost for various reasons. I am hoping to reconnect with all of them on Rainbow Bridge! This book explores the joy, connection, and sadness owning a pet can bring to a family.

    This would be a great book for animal lovers, rescue groups, veterinarians, and children who are trying to cope with the loss of a beloved pet.

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