I spent 2012 working on a series of essays about grieving that would honor Buddy Girl and help others heal and open their hearts to love again.
I’m very proud of Golden Angels: A Pet Loss Memoir and the Amazon reviews make my heart sing because I know it’s helping others.
The book is now widely available:
Golden Angels: A Pet Loss Memoir
My favorite review, from MyWholeLife:
“The day you bring home a dog, the clock starts. You know…that you will bury that dog. And the more you love that dog, the worse their death is going to hurt. You know it, yet you bring home the dog. Because having the dog and loving the dog are worth every second of pain when you lose them.”
Stephanie Weaver invites us in to her and her husband’s journey with Buddy and new beginnings with puppy Daisy in her book “Golden Angels.” More than a tribute to a beloved golden retriever, Weaver’s chronicle is a study of relationships–the author’s with her husband, with her animals, with her neighbors, and most importantly, with herself. Anyone who has loved anyone will find joy, empathy, and hope in her account of her life with Buddy.
The chapters are adeptly structured with references to “Angel Cards” guiding her journey, and puncuated with the author/chef’s recipes. The recipes have poignant connections to the stories told within each chapter: “If you have to gird your loins to do the difficult, this [chamomile-ginger tea with honey and lemon] drink will help. The ginger settles your stomach while the honey, lemon, and chamomile soothe your soul.”
I am purchasing this book for my pet-loving and parenting friends.
Pet lovers, please join the Golden Angels community on Facebook, where you can share photos and stories of your beloved pets, past and present. Cat lovers welcome!