Chanel Island Book Tours: “If I Should Die Before My Dog” by Joe and Cathy Connolly Book Review

By Ruth on September 25, 2013 in blog tour, book, pets, review, review

If I Should Die Before My Dog --If I Should Die Before My Dog — by Joe Connolly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first heard about this book, I was initially intrigued. I love the fact that the book addresses something we don’t often think about. We make provisions for our children, but in many cases, dogs have become as much a part of the family as our kids (and they may even take the place of children we never had). How do you go about making sure your animals are provided for if you happen to meet an unexpected, sudden death? You certainly don’t want them wandering around without any care, and I bet you don’t want them to go to a shelter and potentially be put down. These are things you must think about, but where do you begin?

This is a practical book with a lot of help for owners to see that their dogs are cared for. They even talk about providing care for your animals in the event that you are physically or mentally unable to care for them. It’s not always about death. The possibilities are endless.

I am a dog lover, and although we have but one dog, we have 13 cats and four goats. It makes me think that the principles of this book will spill over into preparing to have your other animals taken care of in the event of your untimely demise. This book definitely fills a niche that I have not seen elsewhere, and hopefully it will resonate with readers.

I was thoroughly amazed at how comprehensive this guide was. I saw that it would work for my daughter’s cat or any of the dear animals we have in our lives. (We also have four goats.) I could even see some of these charts being used to long-term care. I was horrified to discover the other day that some people actually have their animal euthanized following their death. I can’t imagine doing that (or those you leave behind doing that to your animal). This book should offer a simple but thorough guide to ensuring your animal gets the best care when you are no longer there to provide it.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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About the book: A thought provoking check list for dog lovers, who unfortunately and with much sadness can no longer take care of their dog.
This book will assist those who want to prepare for their dogs future in an easy to use format that will guide them through the process of telling the “story” of their dogs life, for their pets “Next Guardian”.
None of us can predict the future, but in the event situations arise such as death, health impairment or left with no other choice but to give them up, this book will be there to assist your beloved pet with the transition from one home to another.

Connoly About the Authors:

Joe and Cathy Connolly have spent a lifetime owning, training and caring for dogs. Cathy grew up with a Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog handler while attending many different dog shows and eventually went on to work with other breeders as she grew older.

They live in beautiful Northern Michigan with their 3 furry four-legged children, one large dog, one small dog and the entire family is supervised by one bossy calico cat.

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