The Dog Lived (and So Will I): A Memoir

The Dog Lived (and So Will I): A Memoir

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by Teresa Rhyne

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5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Dog Lived (and So Will I) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 126 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved, love, love this book.  I felt honored and blessed that T. Rhyne let us into her life in such a trying time.  Her love for Seamus and Chris can truly be felt in every page.  I laughed out loud and cried as well.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  You will be so engrossed in every chapter that you can't put it down.  For anyone who has ever owned a Beagle you will relate.  To anyone who has ever had hardships with family and friends because of a partner or spouse will relate.  And of course if you are or anyone has been through Chemotherapy can relate.   This book is a must have.  You will walk away with a piece of Seamus ( the famous ) in you heart and soul!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for 2 reasons. One: I am a breast cancer survivor since 1981. Two: I nursed my Jack Russell terrier till she died from cancer. I was heartbroken after Holly's death. I grieved for a long time over the death of my best buddy. A year later I got an older Jack Russell from a shelter. Bonnie has helped heal my heart. I know I will enjoy this book. Kudos to the author for sharing her story. ER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely LOVED this book! Hated reaching the end because I wanted to keep reading...devoured it in less than 24 hours! My mom was just finishing up chemo and radiation for triple negative breast cancer and I have a beagle, so it hit home big time. My mom was hesitant about the book, thinking it might be depressing during a somewhat difficult time - I convinced her to read it and she loved it, too! Completely uplifting and funny! I would recommend to anyone, especially anyone touched by a beagle or cancer.
jn1davis More than 1 year ago
This was a terrific read. It's very funny and very inspirational! I feel like I've known the author for years. I love her style of writing. It's not hard at all to fall in love with her story.....especially Seamus!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine had reviewed this book on Amazon and the review was posted to The Dog Lived (and So Will I) Facebook page and my friend shared her review on her own page. After reading her review, I HAD to read the book!I do not have a beagle, but I have a dog and am an avid reader, I have grown to become a beagle lover through my friend who is a beagle lover and owner and rescuer. This was such a GREAT story whether you have a dog or not, it was a heartfelt peek into someone else's life with some good laughs, maybe a tear, and definitely parts most people can relate to. You WILL grow to LOVE Seamus through Teresa! You will also want to say fookin in your daily life! This is a wonderful story of love, the will to fight for yourself and those you love, and survival! It was so good that I didn't want it to end and wished it went further into Chris, Seamus, and Teresa's lives...I wanted to know what happened next, but didn't want the book to end either.
DMarlatt More than 1 year ago
Teresa Rhyne draws you immediately in through her open, honest & vivid writings about love, cancer & her very loved beagle Seamus. A true story that will leave you wanting more & of course to adopt a beagle.
PaulineMA More than 1 year ago
There were times when I was reading this book that I had to remind myself that it was a memoir and not a novel. It's well written and flows smoothly. Teresa Rhyne is a real person who deals with the ups and downs of life. Her dog gets cancer, she gets cancer.... Reading how she navigates through the medical treatments for her dog and the lessons she learns along the way. What a relief to read a TRUE story about someone who's over the top about their dog...just like me! Teresa also highlights her support of pet adoption and local shelters and rescues.  Her struggle and triumph through breast cancer brings her to a new sense of self.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Living with my sister who has been on multiple and continuous cancer treatments and radiation therapy for four years plus, I know first hand the horrors that our loved ones endure. Teresa shares beautifully all the loves of her life (fur & otherwise) as she takes courageously takes on the ups and mostly downs of battling a debillitating illness, her hard fought recovery using her strong and willing support network pulling for her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel blessed to be able to share in this wonderful tale of love, courage of spirit, and determination to live. And to do it with grace and dignity and even humor. Chris is a rare man indeed and I am in that line with the other women! Kidding aside it really was heart warming how these two survived and flourished through it all. And Seamus here's a "toast" to you lil' guy! Aaarrrrooooooo! Candace Wakefield
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. Having both a beagle and breast cancer, I could relate to these funny, heartwarming stories. Good easy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I would recommend to all. One of the best books i've ever read. Seamus, teresa and Chris are an inspiration and how nice it was that they shared their story with us.I give this book unlimited toast and arrrooos!!!
butl3111 More than 1 year ago
Very inspiring book. Love the way the author told the story. Funny, sad, and inspiring. 
mrsfisher More than 1 year ago
You must read this book! It is funny and smart! Her love for this dog is hysterical and endearing! Her cancer battle is potrayed perfectly! As a cancer survivor, I indentified with everything she said! A real must read!
TamaraLavender More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that I just couldn't plow through fast enough. Not only am I a dog lover, I enjoy reading personal, true-life stories that tug at your heart. This book had all that and then some! The story reads as though the author is a friend, and she is telling you her life story...very casual, yet HIGHLY entertaining. I would love to read more by this author...but hope with all my heart that cancer does not touch them anymore!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teresa is a wonderful story teller and expertly melds several story lines into one amazing read. We went thru Mast Cell cancer with our 2 yr old Boston Terrier (who I saw in Seamus almost every page) this past year. The stress and expense of cancer in our pets is perfectly recounted in these pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny!!! Some one please help me I can't stop laughing!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so poignant and well written. It deals with a serious subject but is written with realism and humor. Anyone that has loved a dog and has made it a member of the family is going to love this. In addition, anyone who has lived through life and death situations in the human realm, whether it be themselves or someone close is going to find this an uplifting read. Our relationships with the significant others in our lives is depicted in all their complexities and rewards in a wonderful way through this story as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, can't wait to start "The Dogs were Rescued and so Was I."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good story about a very sad illness that too many people and animals are facing. Although it end well with hope its not a feel good story. I am glad I read it, Opened my eyes, to what too many are going through.
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I pick truth
Gigi67 More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader and this is probably one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I literally just finished it today. I cried, I laughed and wanted to keep reading  I couldn't believe there wasn't more to read. What a talented lady..Sarcastic, smart, serious and funny. I had a Beagle several years ago, and I know the love that love that is between out pets and ourselves. I am soooo happy that Seamus and Teresa beat cancer!!  And kudos to Chris for being a good man...Beautiful story of love, charm (from Seamus of course), resilience, and courage and my list could go on..Have a wonderful and a happy life together  :) Paulette
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
heartwarming to the extreme. thank you. thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago will not stop this lady! Or her dog! Everyone will enjoy this true story.