"Pet Parent Pawffirmations"
"Anyone who has loved a dog knows that the bond you share can be even stronger than those you share with other humans. As a devoted pet parent, author Donna Chicone not only understands this unique bond, but wanted to provide a way for every parent of a beloved dog to enrich that special relationship — with promises she calls Pawffirmations. Touching every area of your life as a pet parent, from house-training and health to grooming, play, and beyond, Donna provides 30 moving promises to recite to your four-legged companion, accompanied by “pawsitive facts” and full-color photos. In stating these heartfelt words, you will heighten your bond, rediscover the importance of each crucial aspect of your dog’s life, and renew your commitment to a long and loving life together."
"Being a Super Pet Parent"
"What makes this book special is Chicone’s attitude: 'Part of my advocacy for dogs is to help all of us as humans become more sensitive to the reality that our dogs are sentient beings who experience pain, fear and joy,” she writes. “In the world of grammar etiquette, it is correct to reference animals as ‘that’ and ‘it,’ but … I don’t follow that convention. I want to encourage us to refer to dogs as ‘who’ and ‘him’ and ‘her.’ Why? Because referring to our beloved dogs as the feeling beings they are is the beginning of making a difference in our relationship together.' Good for you, Donna. Language changes behavior."
~ Mary Ann Grossman, Pioneer Press
So she set out to provide new pet-parents and even seasoned pet-parents with easier access to comprehensive pet-parenting information all in one fun-filled, engaging book. The sole purpose of "Being a Super Pet Parent" is to help you, as the pet-parent, make informed and responsible decisions for the well-being of your beloved dogs. Thoughtful decisions will promote an increased quality of life for your dog and allow a loving, lasting bond to develop between you and your dog.