Archive for the ‘Caregiver Support’ Category

Orlando Book Signing

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Centers For Animal Therapies

1702 Iverness Court

Longwood, FL 32779

Centers For Animal Therapies created a wonderful web page outlining the event, Centers For Animal Therapies Website The non profit animal partner for this event is the CARE Foundation , which provides permanent sanctuary to non releasable wildlife, such as big cats and bears.

The Centers For Animal Therapies has put together quite a program.  I hope you can make the event and please pass this information along to your central Florida friends!



Sarasota Book Signing (Part II)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010, I’ll be at Media on Main from 10:00 am to Noon

This event will benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County

Media on Main is located at:

1341 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236


Hope to see you Saturday!


PS:  I personalize each book to recipient and furry family member, and then sign.  You can do all your holiday shopping for your animal lovers with this unique gift that donates 50% of your purchase back to the non profit partner.

Sarasota Book Signing

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010, I’ll be at Wet Noses for a wine and treats event from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

This event will benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Wet Noses is located at:

472 John Ringling Boulevard

St. Armands Circle

Sarasota, Florida 34236

You can also call (941) 388-3647 for information.  I’ve also attached Wet Noses’ website:

Hope to see you at Wet Noses!



Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Click on link below for poster:

Florida Book Tour 2010

I’ll be in Florida for a 4 city book tour beginning November 26, 2010.  Stops will include Sarasota, Orlando, Clearwater and Tampa.  I’ll be hosted by animal related business for each stop with a participating non profit partner for each venue.

We’ll have a short discussion and Meet the Author time.  Books will be sold on site with 50% of each sale being donated to each participating non profit pet partner.

As added value, I’ll personalize each book for the human recipient and furry family member, then sign.  The perfect holiday gift for your animal loving friends and family.

All the lessons came from the dogs and teachers deserve to be paid.  The B Brothers would be thrilled to have their share of book proceeds go to groups that make life a little better for animals.  Wont you please consider helping these great organizations out?  I’d also be appreciate if you’d forward this link to your central Florida friends and contacts.

I’ll write separate posts for each tour stop.

Many thanks,


In January of this year Dissa,

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

my 9 year old black lab developed cataracts. We brought her to live in the Yucatan when she was 4. She learned to body surf in the ocean; something she’d never do in Ottawa. Dissa died 2 months ago from a tick bite. She’d been completely blind for a month before that in spite of having had one of her eyes operated on. Through all of this (including weeks of eye drops 24/7) she remained as she always had: calm, loving and understanding that we were doing everything we could to help. She wasn’t happy being blind but she took comfort in being surrounded by the people and the cats she’d spent her life caring for. At 58, I’m still looking a meaning for the relationships I’ve had and still have with animals. Thanks for this Doug. It helps.

Well my Bullet Girl taught me more then anyone.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I have learned to treasure each day for what it is, not for what we wish it could be. She taught me what true love really is. Bullet loved me always, no matter what and when she was ill I returned that love without question. Every decision I made was based on what I thought she would want. She helped me learn how to make these difficult decisions and how to speak up and get the answers I needed. Like you Doug, Bullet and I had our nightly talks. I told her my fears, how much I loved her I asked her what she wanted and I told her to let me know when she was tired and didn’t want to fight anymore. I reassured her that when she was ready I would be there for her and I would be okay. Well, she taught me how wise and how much these beautiful animals know. She told me very clearly when she had enough and was ready to say goodbye.