Lifetime-of-Love-is-an-anthology by shuifanglj


									    About the Book


                                                 A heartwarming anthology,
                                                containing stories and poetry
                                               that celebrate our lives with our

“The relationships we create and cherish with our dogs--that is the essence of
what this book is all about. It is not a book about training your dog. Or about
health care for your dog or which breed of dog is right for you. It’s about loving
and living with your dog.”                             ~ Dawn Mozgawa, author
The title of the book was inspired by its first poem, called “The Promise of a Puppy.”
The poem relates how difficult it can be to resist the lure of a puppy wiggling its little
way towards you. The last line reads:

“The promise of a lifetime of love                                                           is
a powerful force. Such a small
package to capture one’s heart.”

   “The book touches on many of the different aspects of owning and loving dogs,
   something I have enjoyed my entire life. Heads up warning though! It is mostly
  lighthearted, but there are some more poignant reflections as well. I have been
  told by some readers that the occasional tissue can be helpful to have handy. “
                                                                ~ Dawn Mozgawa

The book features several dozen full color photographs, of the four different breeds of
SETTERS (Irish, English, Gordon and Irish Red and White), which accompany the
stories and poems. Some of the photos were taken by the author, of her own dogs,
but there are also photos of setters from six different countries, including Germany,
Finland, Denmark and Australia.

    Setters ?

 “I have owned and loved both AKC Champions and rescue dogs….big dogs and little dogs,
hunting dogs and lap dogs….and big hunting dogs who think they are lap dogs. They each
have wonderful ways about them that enhance our lives.”

“Setters just happen to be a personal favorite for me of the many different breeds of dogs I
have owned—I have had setters for the past 25 year. But in truth, this book could have been
written about pointers or poodles--purebreds or Heinz 57 variety dogs—the love and bond
between our pets and ourselves is a universal one.”                          ~Dawn Mozgawa
   About the Author

Dawn Mozgawa currently lives in Middleton,
Wisconsin, with her husband, Rob, and three
dogs, Gracie, Calleigh and McGee. When not
chasing dust bunnies or picking up dog toys, she
enjoys gardening, floral design work and, of
course, writing.

“I had been occasionally writing pieces about my
dogs over the past several years and sharing them
with folks who seemed to enjoy them and
encouraged me to continue,” Mozgawa said. “It is
a fun and creative outlet--I used to be a newspaper
reporter in my younger days—and it was good
therapy for me as I was recovering from a very
serious illness a few years ago.”

“My English Setter, Gracie, was a great “nurse” through those long and very tough days.
Gracie is an AKC show champion and has a Junior Hunter title as well, but mostly, she is my
“heart dog,” she continued. “Last fall, when I was facing another long Wisconsin winter and
trying to rehab a fresh knee replacement, I decided it was the perfect time to do some more
writing and to finally gather it all together in one place.”

Mozgawa just lost her very special Gordon Setter, Brady, at eight years old, to osteosarcoma
(bone cancer) last October. “I have actually lost a total of four dogs to CANCER through the
years,” she said. “I thought this project just might provide a way for me to try to do a little bit of
good in fighting against this awful disease.”

                                        Poetry for a Purpose

                                        CANCER will strike one of every three dogs during their
                                        lifetimes. A surprising benefit of studying canine cancer
                                        can be realized through continued research. There can
                                        be very positive gains to assist even in our own fight
                                        against this awful disease.

Lifetime of Love was self-published through the generosity of another dog lover, Shawn
Bennett and his company, up in Manitoba, Canada. He printed the book at his cost for this
cause. 100 percent of the profits from book sales are being donated to the National Canine
Cancer Foundation, with the hope of contributing just a bit toward finding a cure.
   About the National Canine Cancer Foundation

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-
profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding
grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better
treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer.

The purpose of the Foundation’s Research Grant Program is to encourage and provide grant
support for basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in high impact and innovative cancer
research, which is intended to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis
or prevention of cancers in dogs. The program fosters collaboration between basic and clinical
scientists with the intent of enhancing the transfer of basic research findings to clinical

You can learn more about the NCCF and their important work through their website at:


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