Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review: dog-ma the zen of slobber by Barbara Boswell Brunner

Title: dog-ma the zen of slobber
Author: Barbara Boswell Brunner
Pub. Date: August 1, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: E-Book
Pages: 326
ISBN#: 9781478106586

Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about.
When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara’s cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves.
Each new dog adds its own dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole “nine lives thing” is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad.
Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!”

My Review:
First of all I will start out by saying, I was not to sure about reading this book. It didn't seem like something for me, but once I started reading it I was amazed at how fast I was falling in love with it. 

If you are any kind of animal lover, have health issues yourself, or just want to more about living with a service animal then this is right up your alley. 

Author Barbara Boswell Brunner has a unique aspect in her writing. As in the synopsis she actually loved and has at one time or another nine life saving precious dogs. Her wonderful love and attachment for each one is so precious. And add in the human and humor aspect in telling her story is just plan and simply wonderful. 

I just absolutely loved reading how each one of the dogs had their own personalities as well as unique ways of detecting and helping different illness, pain, as well as the mood swings. 

As you must know by now I do not go in to depth in my reviews, I feel that you need to read for yourself due to you may see things or feel things differently than I do. 

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  

Disclosure: I received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.


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