About the Book

“If you love true dog stories this one is a must!!!!!! … It makes your heart burst that there are people in the
world who love there dogs so much they would do anything for them!!! What a wonderful life Woo had! ”
- Charlene Straw


Have you ever had one event that was disguised as ordinary but as it unfolded it turned your heart causing you to question all that you believed in? I had one; it spanned eleven all too short years and began with a bouncy, crazy-eyed cattle dog.


From the moment that I saw her, I knew something very important was about to happen but I had no idea what and how significant it would be. What was it in or about her that caused me to reconsider my beliefs and how I saw the world? I would not know until the end.


A delightful and humorous story, this is my personal memoir of my life with Woo and her two, then three, pack mates and then Lenox, her parting gift to me. Upon this exploration of our close friendship and the promise I made to her (hence the Pet Promise Beads™!), remarkable events occurred after her death, and now looking back, even before she passed, causing me to question my beliefs and concepts such as souls, fate and destiny.


In this book, I explore the thousands-year old relationship humans have had with dogs:, new studies that dispel some age old training methods still used today, and incorrect theories on their behaviour, cognitive and physiological traits. It is peppered with cross-species studies and comparative analysis and broaches topics such as the “alpha roll”, dominance, raw food diets and whether dogs have emotion and memory.


Together it is my gift back to Woo and it brings to light there is more to the dog than we realize.


I hope you enjoy the read!