The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer: Lessons on Living and Dying from My Canine Brothers


2010 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, 1st Place, "Life Stories"
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 1st Place, "Memoirs," Finalist, "Pets"
2010 National Indie Excellence Awards, 1st Place, "Animals/Pets"
2010 Nautilus Silver Award, "Grieving/Death & ...

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2010 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, 1st Place, "Life Stories"
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 1st Place, "Memoirs," Finalist, "Pets"
2010 National Indie Excellence Awards, 1st Place, "Animals/Pets"
2010 Nautilus Silver Award, "Grieving/Death & Dying"
2010 Colorado Independent Publishers Association, 1st Place, "Self Help Books"
2010 Living Now Book Awards, Silver Award, "Pets"
2010 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Honorable Mention, "Self-Help/Spiritual"

2010 USA Book News National Best Book Awards, Finalist, "Animals/Pets: Health," "Best New Non-Fiction," and "Self-Help: General"


An inspirational and constructive memoir about dealing with the painful emotions we go through as we care for and say goodbye to our terminally ill or aging pets. The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer describes Doug Koktavy’s own journey through anticipatory grief when his beloved dogs were dying. During this time, he was engulfed with fear, guilt and hopelessness, but found strength and powerful solutions when he began to listen to his wise dogs. The award-winning book illustrates how we can learn to stay present, cope with emotions, and ultimately find peace in the most difficult situations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982126004
  • Publisher: B Brothers Press
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 489,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Koktavy is on the board of directors of Bone Cancer Dogs, Inc., and is a volunteer with Safe Harbor Labrador Retriever Rescue. He is a moderator of the K9 Kidney Diet Yahoo Group and a member of the Bone Cancer Dogs Yahoo Group. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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