A kaleidoscope of vivid, moving and highly entertaining accounts of the delights and benefits of dog ownership: an anthology of stories, freely contributed, from TV personalities, broadcasters, politicians, writers, and many others. Brought to life with colour photographs of the writers and their beloved canine companions, this is an ideal bedside or coffee table book that can be read cover-to-cover, or simply skimmed. My Dog, My Friend conveys the key message that dogs can - and do - have a positive impact on the way we feel and live. All author royalties go to the charity Samaritans, to support its invaluable work of alleviating emotional distress and reducing suicidal behaviour.
Contributors to the anthology come from all walks of life, and include -
Antony Worrall Thompson
Emma Chichester Clark
Mohamed Al Fayed
This is very much a life-affirming book that will appeal to non-dog owners as well as those of us that do share our life with a dog. Lost and Fond Blog This is a really attractive book for all lovers of dogs and those who are intrigued by the 'healing' psychological effects of pets generally ... a lovely Christmas stocking filler for any dog lover. It is a book to kick off your shoes and curl up with and simply enjoy heart warming stories. Pet Owners Association My Dog, my Friend is an inspiring testimony to the power of dogs. It belongs on every dog lover's bedside table. My Dog, my friend offers the reader perceptive insights into worlds shared with dogs. A gem of collective wisdom to inspire us all. This beautifully conceived testimony to the dog is an ideal gift. Geelong Obedience Dog Club As the title implies, this spirited romp is sure to make the reader smile and affirm once again how that four-legged character nestled alongside him/her and possibly helping flip the pages is a best friend and valued family member. Seattle Kennel Club It's a delightful collection and, with all author royalties donated to the Samaritans, I would think a difficult one to resist. The Guardian lavishly illustrated and very well written ... This is an ideal "coffee table" book, it can be picked up and put down at any time but at the same time I found it hard to put down once opened ... Buy it, I am positive it is not a book you will ever regret acquiring. Trevor Turner What could make a better Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life than a book about the comfort and joy offered by man's best friend? dogsinthenews.co.uk Easy to pick up, read a few accounts, slowly sip a drink and quietly reflect on the interactions and episodes recounted ... attractive to doggie people and just as heartwarming for those that are not so committed. It is ideal as a stocking filler for Christmas or a present at any time of the year. The Kennel Club