Chazz’s Literary Corner – Book Review & GiveAway March 1, 2013
Hey pals..sorry we are late in posting GiveAway Winner..but Mommie had health problems and went to ER. She home now and said “Oh noes we didn’t post winner of A Dog Named Leaf Book.”
So without further ado……the winner of the Pawtographed Copy of A Dog Named Leaf – The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My LIfe is cstironkat
Condogulations!! Please contact me here at my blog or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address info!!!
Book Review & GIVEAWAY : A Dog Named Leaf – The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My Life by Allen Anderson with Linda Anderson
Lyons Press Globe Pequot Press Guilford, Connecticut
Summary: Allen Anderson, a former Atlanta policeman and computer software programmer is living with his wife Linda. Six months earlier they had lost their beloved family dog Taylor. Following a period of time, grieving for their pet, they began to think about the possibility of having another dog.
Then the unthinkable happens. After experiencing some symptoms, and with the insistence of Linda, Allen visits his primary doctor. Then he gets referred to a specialist who gives him the devastating news – tests had shown he had a brain aneurism.
The journey of Allen Anderson towards his return to health is aided, enriched, and guided by LEAF his newly adopted dog.
Highlights:Harley gets a new family and a new name. Leaf ultimately comes into his own to become the loving dog he was always meant to be, and known as LEAF Anderson. Allen’s life is turned around by the love and loyalty of his special dog.
Opinion: This is a moving story of a real family, with real challenges who had an amazing experience when they adopted a little Cocker Spaniel.
Recommendation: This is a well written, and touching story I highly recommend. People who question a dog’s ability to connect with their humans, on an emotional level, may well be persuaded to take another look at that question. Allen & Linda Anderson make a compelling case for believing. Their rescue of Harley (renamed Leaf) does not over time appear to be just a random happenstance. Instead, it was a meeting and relationship that was “meant to be”.
When life threw Allen Anderson a huge medical curve ball, LEAF was right there for the entire journey. Not only that, but Leaf was the only being Allen often felt he could express himself to during some of his darker times.
About the Authors:
Allen and Linda Anderson are the founders of Angel Animals Network. Founded in 1996; it is a place for people to share stories of the relationships between humans and pets with an uplifting message. Website www.angelanimals.net
In addition, Mr. Anderson is an inspirational speaker. And together he and Linda have co-written the series of books about having pets as family members.
Disclaimer: Adopted Mom to ChazzTheDog Blog received no compensation for this review, other than a copy of the book to read/review. In addition, a copy was provided by the authors in support of a GiveAway at our blog for one lucky reader.
ChazzTheDog’s Paw Rating: 3.5 Paws Up out of 4 I lubbed hearing this story and learning about LEAF and his family. He had some tough times in the beginning, before he found his furever home..but it all turned out for the best!! Yay!
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Required Entry: Leave a comment at the end of this post answering the question: Why do you want to win a copy of A Dog Named Leaf- The Hero From Heaven Who Saved My Life?
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GiveAway begins on Saturday, March 2nd
Contest ends on March 22nd, 2013
Winner will be picked and posted on this blog, Saturday March 23rd
Good Luck to all participants. Tell your friends, this is a terrific read for all dog lovers!
Posted on March 2, 2013, in Book Review, GiveAways & Contest, Pure Chazz and tagged Allen & Linda Anderson, Angel Animal Network, brain aneurysm, LEAF, love and loyalty of a dog. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.