Always by My Side
Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I’ve Loved
An inspiring book that explores the unbreakable bond between man and dog, how faith shapes our love for our dogs and how our dogs shape our faith.
Enjoy Edward Grinnan’s masterful and moving memoir about people, dogs, faith and mystery.
Fall in love with Millie, a wise and unforgettable golden retriever who taught Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine, lessons in trust, courage, loyalty, kindness, acceptance, and relinquishment.
Discover how Millie and 5 other dogs deepened Edward’s faith and inspired him on his long-term path recovering from addiction. Readers will meet:
Pete, the dog who helped him grieve the death of his Down syndrome brother.
Rudy, who sat at his side during AA meetings. It was Rudy who introduced him to Julee, the woman who would become his wife.
Then there’s Marty and Sally and Grace; each one an angel in disguise.
Remember the Sweet Times You’ve Spent with Animals
From Edward and Millie’s first joyous meeting, through her struggle with cancer, and eventual, heartbreaking death. Edward shares how her sensitivity, unconditional love, and innate goodness helped him discover those qualities in himself and found comfort for the loss of a pet.
Fill Your Heart with Warmth & Love
Edward weaves in some of the most moving tales he’s encountered of others who have experienced what can only be explained as the divine intervention of finding exactly the dog they needed at exactly the right time.
A piece by Barb Granado whose golden, Hannah, went to Newtown, Connecticut, to give children comfort after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Marion Bond West’s “The Dog I Gave Away,” that illustrates the truth that sometimes we must give up what we wish with all our hearts to keep.
Guideposts cover story by the novelist Dean Koontz about loving, and losing, his dog.
The Dog at My Feet (Bonus Book)
Stories of the Dogs We Love
Edited by Callie Smith Grant
What would we do without our dogs? Dogs are there for us when things are going great and when we are at our worst. And they still love us. Dogs bring an intense loyalty and love to our lives that no other pet--or human!--can match. When we want to give up, our furry best friends come to us tails wagging--asking to go for a walk or play tug-of-war. Nothing lifts our spirits like our dogs.
In this uplifting collection of 28 true stories, you will meet many dogs who’ve played an important part in the lives of their humans:
A three-legged survivor who helps heal a broken family, a funny mutt who brings laughter to a house filled with anxiety.
A local celebrity pup who brings smiles and customers to a couple's store.
Plus, many more ordinary and extraordinary canines.
So share a treat with the special dog in your life--dig in to these uplifting tales.Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Cat on My Lap, and Paws from Heaven. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies.
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