“It is a rare snapshot into anticipatory grief, the very real pain we go through when our pets are departing. The book will tug at your heart.” Betty J. Carmack, author, Grieving the Death of a Pet
“Not only is it so well written that you become a bystander observing the story from within, but the compassion for the vital connection we share with this wonderful kingdom oozes out of and between the lines.” Martin Goldstein, DVM, author, The Nature of Animal Healing
“A heartfelt, transformative book about a difficult life journey. The pure unconditional love, living in the presence and acceptance of what life has to offer enables our animal companions to be a source of intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and psychological inspiration.” Jane Shaw, DVM, PhD, director, Argus Institute, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
“This unique book provides a welcome new tool in pet care, offering a subjective perspective on the reciprocal and health-promoting nature of our relationships with animals. This book will help thousands of people.” Alice Villalobos, author, Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond
“If you share your life with pets who are truly your best friends or family, you must read Doug Koktavy's book. You'll relate to his life with his beloved Beezer and Boomer in a thousand ways. And your life will be richer from having met them.” Laurel Lagoni, president and CEO, World by the Tail, Inc.
“Setting this memoir apart is the sense of unfolding wonder and even joy amid very real sadness. If you think a book about two dying dogs is too sad to read, think again. Koktavy’s story encompasses the circle of life with all its heartfelt emotions, the purest of which is love.” Sally Rosenthal, Best Friends Animal Society