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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

It's A Dogs Life.....

"Abandoned by the people you trust,left on your own without the family you adore. Everything you've ever known gone forever. Surrounded by strange places and strange people. Your whole life turned upside down. How would you cope?

But every cloud has a silver lining and for this dog the emptiness is gradually replaced by new friends, bestfriends, all with their own story to tell, and perhaps all facing the same fate.

It’s A Dog's Lifeis an insight into the frightening and heart-breaking world of a stray dog – a Rottweiler’s view on life in a pound after he loses everything he's ever owned,loved and cherished, and his battle to try and understand why."

Written by Stephen Wylie, each copy sold means a donation to SHAK.

Here's a few thoughts of people who have bought and read it.....

"I was a bit scared to read this at first because I love dogs but it is is nicely written in an easy to read style. It's written from a dog's perspective and helps you understand how they must feel when their owners abandon them. Everyone who has a dog should be made to read this to remind them that dogs do have feelings and they trust us."

"It's rare that I pick a book up and feel that I have to devour it in one sitting, but with It's a Dogs Life that is what happened. An easy read that is brilliantly written from a dogs point of view it outlines the feelings that an abandoned soul goes through when he loses the family he loves and the lovable characters he meets on his journey who are all struggling to come to terms with similar, each page leaves you wanting to know more.

As a fellow rescue worker, I could easily identify with the characters in the book and I feel that the human race sometimes forget the extent that dogs feel, that they do have feelings that they think and they love.

A must read for animal lovers but have the tissues handy and a harsh reminder of the cast away society we live in and that more needs to be done to combat an ever increasing unwanted dog problem.

Hats off to the author, brilliant job, would be interested in seeing a sequel and for a final bonus, profits from the book helps a fantastic charity!"

 "Brilliant! What i expected, but complete honesty.It makes you review Mankind, & understand the fragility of the canine's world. I would highly recommend this book. A must read."

"Couldn't put this book down until I had finished it! What an emotional read. Could really empathise with the souls portrayed in this book. Makes you want to help them all, just as the author hopes!"

"It's an emotional read, but an excellent insight to the pound system from the dog's eye view. I just wanted to hug the the abandoned Rottwheiler that is the main character & the others! The bouncy staffy, the noble greyhound, the elderly girly, all frightened and bewildered & wondering what they did to deserve being in the pound! Anyone who ever thought about getting a dog should read this.

I was recommended to this by a Rescue Colleague & ordered it, mainly to support SHAK, as they do fantastic work. It arrive the day after I ordered it, I opened it & started reading. A couple of hours later, i had completed it, put it down with tears in my eyes & hugged my dog, she was one of the lucky ones.

Keep up the good work"

"Totally agree with this well written review. My copy of the book arrived yesterday, and I read it in one sitting, and was in tears by the end - tears of sorrow and anger.

I have recently adopted two rescue dogs - both were dumped by their owners, and one has been utterly brutalised, both physically and mentally. Two wonderful dogs, with so much to give, and who ask very little in return.

Sadly, as a friend commented, people treat children despicably in our society, so the animals stand little chance. However, we must continue to fight, because, as the saying goes, 'all it needs for evil to flourish is that good people stand by and do nothing'."

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