When we lost our beloved family beagle to cancer at the age of 13 in 2003, I wrote a children's book as part of the grieving process. Remembering Ruby: For Families Living Beyond the Loss of a Pet was a labor of love for my entire family, including my sister Julie, who designed the cover and interior, and generally kept me from going insane during the publishing process (and continues that caring spirit to this day!). My husband and kids have been great sports on this wild ride, and have given maximum support every step of the way (thanks, guys!).
I created this blog to document the publishing process, the excitement of having this lasting memorial to our dog actually available to help others, and the trials and tribulations of marketing this book from my own neighborhood to places on the other side of the world.
You can search through the archives if you'd like, but my favorite part of this site is "Lessons Learned From The Life Of A Princess Dog", which is Bijoux's story. The posts are listed in order in the sidebar.
This book makes a lovely gift for families with young children who have to say goodbye to a beloved, furry family member. To purchase the book on Amazon, click here.