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"Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers, our most powerful healers, and our most steadfast friends. I loved it "--Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig
The tale of a dog who wouldn't let go and the woman who followed his lead.
Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis devastated her, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus. Teresa couldn't possibly have known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle -- a cancer diagnosis of her own.
She forged ahead with survival, battling a deadly disease, fighting for doctors she needed, and baring her heart for a seemingly starcrossed relationship. The Dog Lived (and so Will I) is an uplifting and heartwarming story about how dogs steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.
"This poignant and fastmoving memoir of Teresa and Seamus--both definitely Type A personalities--is proof that even a hardcharging lawyer is no match for a bighearted beagle. Their mutual triumph over terrible trials is a testament to the healing power of dogs. Four paws up " --Martin Kihn, author of Bad Dog (A Love Story)
"This encouraging tale of finding love and love in unexpected places is full of small yet valuable life lessons that any animallover would appreciate."--Publishers Weekly
"A book that dares to be honest and sad and hilarious all at once. It will help inspire many people to respond to the unexpected in their own lives with humor and grace."--Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune
|Publish Date:||Oct 2012|
|Number of Pages:||273|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 1.0|
At 41, California lawyer Rhyne was twice divorced and had lost two dogs, so she was sure relationships of the romantic and pet variety were off her docket. Still, she couldn't deny her affinity for a much younger man or the pull of an abandoned (and controlling) beagle, Chris and Seamus, respectively. When Seamus was diagnosed with cancer, Rhyne developed her tough-talking "hospital personality" to deal with medical personnel and situations.
Then she herself was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, and all bets were off. This delightfully wisecracking memoir (also the title of Rhyne's blog) will renew the spirits of cancer survivors as well as dog lovers. For health and pet collections.
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