Some days I can’t take any more.
If I read another story about whales trapped in nets or dogs dying from contaminated dog treats or the latest rant about ego-filled trophy hunters I’m going to scream.
I get offline and go looking for something hopeful to read. Because sometimes we all need a little hope.
The worse I feel, the more likely I am to pick up one of James Herriot’s books.
Yeah, I’ll skip the stories where the animal dies. But there’s plenty of other stories to raise my spirits about the amazing bond between animals and human animals.
Apparently I have a new book about animal relationships to look forward to.
Video Premiere: Faithfully Yours
Honey got all excited when I mentioned we would be watching a video premiere.
I think she had an image of walking down a red carpet with lots of people fawning over her and giving her butt scratchies.
Sorry, Honey. This video premiere happens here. And now.
By the way, did anyone recognize our blogging buddy and her dog at 1:04 in the video?
Pre-Order Faithfully Yours
If you want hopeful and encouraging stories to brighten you day, I’m suspecting this will be a good choice.
Author Peggy Frezon writes for Guidepost Magazine and the popular Chicken Soup For the Pet Lover’s Soul series so I’m betting this will be good.
Nope, I haven’t read it yet.
But an authoritative source tells me it includes the scary story of when my dogs Agatha and Christie and I returned home from a walk to find…
No, I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to read it for yourself.
What I’m most looking forward to reading are the stories about animals other than dogs and cats:
• A 40-foot whale that shocked her rescuers when she helped to save a baby whale trapped in a fishing net.
• A miniature horse that guides a blind teacher.
• The man who became a voice for the humane treatment of farm animals.
Intrigued? You can preorder this book which comes out October 1, 2015 by clicking the image below (oh, and that is an affiliate link; look below to learn what that means for you).
Every day I’m thankful for Honey and the other animals I’ve shared my life with.
I can’t think of any more pleasant way to spend time than to think of all the positive ways we bond with other animals.
So I’m off to pre-order my copy of Faithfully Yours.
Then I think I’ll walk my dog. Because what’s a better way to start the day than with my best friend?
And because after the disappointment of missing out on the red carpet, Honey’s gonna need some fun time.
Your Turn: When you become disheartened by tragic animal stories, what makes you feel better? Do you have a favorite animal book that encourages you?
[Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote Faithfully Yours, I just thought you might like to hear about it. However, if you click the link to pre-order your copy, I will earn a few cents when the book ships. Thanks for supporting Something Wagging This Way Comes.]