The life of a dog isn't always a fairy "tail". Join Jody, an aging Golden Retriever, as she tells the world about the tragedy that suddenly struck her idyllic life. Rejoice and mourn with her as she celebrates the friends she found, and lost, along the way.
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About the Author
Markie Madden, born Marguerite Malone on August 19, 1975 in Midland, Texas, is the author of Once Upon a Western Way, Keeping a Backyard Horse, and My Butterfly Cancer. She grew up in Flushing, Michigan, where she began to write stories when she was a teenager. She married in 1994 and now has 2 teenage daughters. She has 3 rescue dogs and a horse whom she enjoys spending time with. She is also a cancer survivor, battling leukemia (AML) in 2013-2014. She now resides in a small country town in Missouri, where she continues to write. She hopes that her newest book, Keeping a Backyard Horse, will help prevent accidental mistreatment of horses, and help educate horse owners in taking care of their horse even on a budget. She raised and trained her horse Athena. In 2014, she founded Metamorph Publishing as a way to self-publish her books, and she's now working with other indie authors as well. Her three books Once Upon a Western Way, Keeping a Backyard Horse, and My Butterfly Cancer are all available in print and for e-readers, and My Butterfly Cancer is also out in audiobook format. She can also be found on GoodReads, Scribophile, Shelfari, and Wattpad, as well as many other social media such as Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A celebration of the life of Jodie, a very special Golden Retriever. This wonderful little book is written by a true animal lover and the way the story is told through the eyes of a beautiful Golden Retriever called Jodie is absolutely enchanting. It is a story of hope, loss, sadness, and joy, as Jodie through no fault of her own finds herself owner-less. A loved pet she is confused and sad until she comes to live with the author, her family, and other animals. Loyal, loving and a constant companion, Jodie fits into the family wonderfully and is very happy. Nevertheless dogs are sensitive creatures and she soon realises that her owner is ill, however in true dog fashion she puts her needs and feelings to one side to comfort her human mum. Sadly our dogs don't live the same life span as us, however Jodie has learnt from the animals around her about the Rainbow Bridge, the magical place where we are all reunited with our animal friends. Jodie is getting older and weary, her life is coming to an end, but she reflects that she can hardly remember her younger years and the troubles she had. Foremost is the fact that she has spent her latter life with a family who love her, and has enjoyed a deep bonding with the author. Whatever the future holds she knows that one day they will be reunited at the Rainbow Bridge. This is a wonderful book, a lovely celebration of a special dog and her life.