It's my turn to do a post. I'm Merci.
Back in February we posted about Rewards of Disabled Pets and Mary A Schafer left a comment, so we went by her website and found she'd written a book called, Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them. We then posted Perfect Pets about disabled pets who are just perfect for some special human. Mary contacted us and asked if we would like a copy of her book. Of course! But she got busy and forgot to send it until late April.
We finished reading it last week and we want to tell you we enjoyed reading the stories of the wonderful pets and the humans who adopted them. We cried through the very first story of Tux and his one happy day of freedom in a volunteer's back yard -- something we healthy pets take for granted.
We met Colbi the blind husky-shepherd mix. And Grover the kitten with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a subject we've written a couple of posts on in the past. And Arrow the rescued dog that was there for his human when she really needed to know she was not alone. There was Idgie the miracle cat. Krieg, the malformed and underdeveloped shelpherd whose four months to live blossomed into four years. And even Cagney the pet rat. There are eleven essays in all; each one will touch your heart.
Each story is unique, but each story has the same underlying theme. Basically, each animal had a special need and each human who set out to provide that need ended up being blessed as much or more than the animal was.
We think any animal lover would enjoy this book. Those that aren't yet animal lovers can learn from it.. The stories are inspiring. And you can be laughing one minute and crying the next. You can find information on how to order the book here. Or visit Mary's blog Almost Perfect Pets.
We were not paid to review this book. Any opinions expressed are purely our own.
Also, we would like to share a video with you. It makes us sad that so many animals are turned in to shelters because they've gotten old or have become imperfect. Humans like this guy really know what commitment is. And you can tell he is getting back as much as he is giving.
If the video doesn't play, click here.
Oh, and for those of you who missed our Dr Tweety & the Fab Five Appreciation Day post the other day, we would like to share a comment left by them:
Dear Jan & da funee farmz & to all our frendzez oldee & newz:
We lovez you!!!!! Tanks you fur dis day. We justee lovez da CB & missez it terry-bully. What's wouldz we doez witout our frendsez??
Da dadee iz recoverin' (not da furny-ture). He still facez anudder operashun but iz through two of dem in two monthsez.
Poor dadee. He still can't liftee or do much but we iz keepin' him compaknee.
When he haz his radyayshun, we can'ts be aroundz him. But fur now, we justee pilez on tops of him!!!
Tank you fur all your well wishez. One of deze dayz, we WILL haz a partee & I promisez to roastie a 987 pound ham!!!!!
So sharpen your appetites. One of these days, the Fab 5 will be throwing a PARTY!
Have a purring and tail wagging day.