About the Author
Doug Koktavy is a self-employed creditor’s attorney in Denver who has played ice hockey for years and competed in triathlons. He is a moderator of the K9 Kidney Diet Yahoo Group and a member of the Bone Cancer Dogs Yahoo Group. He is on the Board of Directors of Bone Cancer Dogs, Inc., and is a volunteer with Safe Harbor Labrador Retriever Rescue. He enjoys biking, running and taking quiet walks with his dogs.
- Hardcover: 328 pages
- Publisher: B Brothers Press; First edition (June 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098212600X
- ISBN-13: 978-0982126004
Let me start by saying that I was in tears at the end of the prologue. Yes, I didn’t even make it through the first chapter. I have just lost my beloved Australian Shepherd, Blue, to cancer and this book really struck a nerve. How I wish I had had this book a few months earlier to learn about the resources that are available on the internet. I had no idea that there are groups online that discuss canine cancer, other illness and treatment as well as offer support.
Doug Koktavy not only writes a heart warming and enjoyable story about his wonderful dogs, but provides important information about treatment and other resources. The story is one of the best I have read in a long time about the connection between pets and family. I could really relate to Doug sleeping on the floor when his Labs couldn’t get on the bed, making special food, and doing everything with his power to make the pup feel comfortable. I hope Doug goes on to have many more pups in his house since they will obviously be the best kept dogs in the world and anyone would be lucky to be reincarnated as one of them.