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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...
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.
Posted April 27, 2011
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.