Monday, May 9, 2016

Loving Emmi Book By Barbara Boswell Brunner

And the Dog-Ma saga continues...

In this highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Dog-Ma, The Zen of Slobber, Izzy, the feisty and ferocious terrier, has lost her eyesight. Following on the heels of this devastating loss, her arch-rival Morgan - a gentle giant of a Rottweiler - suddenly succumbs to cancer. Finding herself a lonely-only, it's not long before Izzy finds herself nose-to-nose with her humans' new pet project: a foster Rottie pup also named Morgan. Quickly renamed Emmi to avoid confusion (and the wrath of Izzy,) it was to be the beginning of a journey unlike any other.

Severely injured as a newborn, Emmi—affectionately known to her fast-growing online fan base as Baby Morgan the Broken Jaw Puppy—is hanging onto life by a thread. Living with a crushed jaw that has left her unable to open her mouth to eat or drink, the prognosis is grim. Baby Morgan is starving to death. Having rescued her from a horrific life, her parents spring into all-out desperation mode to find her the best lifesaving medical care. Despite the advice of veterinary professionals to euthanize, her parents are determined to save her at all costs. Taking to the Internet, they rally a huge online community of dog lovers who quickly become their second family. It does not take long for Emmi's sheer determination and ferocious will to live to take hold.

This is Emmi's miracle. A story of hope, inspiration and triumph in the face of adversity.

Our furry girls Maggie and Molly rated Loving Emmi 5 paws *****'s 

Emmi will break your heart at the same time fall in-love with her

The title itself is what you learned while reading this book. It is the most emotional animal book I ever read. No wonder my Summer Babe let me finish reading the book because she gets so emotional. She feel bad for Emmi and the other dogs because of her health conditions. 
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I finished Loving Emmi within a day after reading it. I cried so many times while reading this book. Emmi will break your heart at the same time fall in-love with her. She is one very special dog. My hats off to her human Mom, Dad and furry sister Izzy for their unconditional love.My hats off also to all her doctors, caretaker and especially her Aunt Connie. My hats off also to all the people who donated to make Emmi lived longer and enjoy life. 
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This book will teach you to learn your furry dogs even better unconditionally. To our Maggie(the Pitbull) and Molly(the rat terrier) we loved you even more girls. Thank you for showing us your unconditional love too.

This book is so emotional. It shows hope and unconditional love for our furry animals. It taught us not to give up, keep on fighting when life is at the top of the difficult time. Prayers also is very helpful. Support of friends near and far really helps as well. 

My Summer Babe, Maggie, Molly and myself highly recommends this book not only for animal lovers but readers who fight and not lost hope. You can survive just like Emmi. 

I received the paperback copy in exchange of my honest review. 

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“This book is a must read for animal lovers, everywhere. Barbara Boswell Brunner pulls at your heartstrings in Loving Emmi, a rescue story like no other. When Barbara, and her husband, Ray, decide it's time to foster another dog, they have no idea what they're getting into. This is their story, but it's also the story of every "imperfect" shelter dog; a story that promises to open eyes and hearts. A fantastic read. Two paws, way, way up.” - Author Nick Antinozzi – Desperate Times Trilogy 

 “A captivating and heartwarming story that illustrates the deep and trusting bond that exists between dogs and humans, written with true understanding, compassion, and love. A must-read gem of a book.” Author Kathryne Arnold – The Resurrection of Hannah

Read an excerpt HERE


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Dog-Ma: the Zen of Slobber (Dog-Ma Book 1)

Barbara's vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. 

When Barbara meets her future husband, Ray, it is love-and dog-at first sight. Over the course of thirty-two years, seventeen relocations and nine dogs, their mutual love of dogs guides them on their unconventional path. The love that Barbara and Ray get in return is literally lifesaving, with one dog attacking a lethal intruder and another discovering Barbara’s cancer. Her own survival story underscores the story of how her dogs become survivors themselves. 

Each new dog adds its own dynamic to the family, sometimes upending it. From Turbo (whose Spock-like ears may have provided super powers), Barbara learns about the will to live; Lexington demonstrates incredible patience and an inexplicable love of golf; Madison teaches that laughter is truly the best medicine and that the whole “nine lives thing” is not reserved just for cats; Morgan should be sainted for tolerating Izzy, who is as cute as she is bad. Barbara is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a poster that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of really expensive medical care, FIND THESE HUMANS!”

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"Anyone who loves dogs and animals will thoroughly enjoy this book, you will find the authors love, compassion and kindness to her dogs unconditional and the sacrifices both her and her husband make are unbelievable." - Beck Valley Books

"A sweet, funny and poignant book that I read, cover to cover in just one sitting. It caused me to shed more than a few tears, brought many smiles to my face and even made me laugh out loud a time or two. Whether you’re head over heels for furbabies or are just looking for a great read, this is the book for you!" - Jayedee Halpin Dewitt

"If you love dogs, if you’ve ever rescued a dog, or if you just want a book that exemplifies the extraordinary bond that develops between dogs and the humans who love them, you must read Dog-ma the Zen of Slobber." - Terrier Torrent

Read an excerpt HERE

About the Author
Award Winning Author, Barbara Brunner grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from a small women's college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Meeting her husband in Washington, DC, they continued together on a journey as self-proclaimed dog addicts. In the ensuing years, she founded three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and is a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. She and her husband are retired and now reside in Southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur. She is currently working on indulging her well known flip flop addiction.

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  1. Aw they look so cute reading about the doggy mate Emmi! Thank you both for reviewing xx

  2. I rarely read books about dogs or animals, and so does my daughter. But this sounds like a moving story that she and I will enjoy.

  3. I never read any books about dogs and I might've start doing this by checking this book you shared, seems to be interesting to learn.


  5. I guess my friend needs this book a lot. She's been struggling depression and I dont know how can I help her. :( I may consider finding similar story of how this book can move forward. Only if I am just near her, I will definitely be bringing her to bookstores for her to enjoy her time instead of wasting it. Anyway, I love you review the book. It really interests the reader. Great book too. I wish that it is available local so I can purchase one and have it sent to my friend's address.

  6. Wow, that's a nice novel dedicated to a fur baby. It would have been nice to read something like that next to my beloved fur baby Millie.

  7. I think this is a nice book and one that my daughter would love to read. She loves dogs

  8. this sounds like another good read...this book reminded me also of his collection of books about animals :)