I am so excited to share with you a new book: Roja! The Crazy and Fun Adventures of a Smart Little Dog with Magical Powers and the Family who Adopted Her (ages 8-12); a project that has been in the works for some time written in collaboration with Marcos Ortiz Cué and illustrated by Macarena Blanco Ortiz (my brother and niece!)
This book presents the story of two children and a dog whose experiences help them learn and care about each other. The children (and their parents) discover what it means to have a pet dog. We are talking here about real dogs—not dogs like Snoopy or Lassie—along with the consequences and responsibilities of welcoming a dog into our lives. Rioja (Ree-oh-ja), the dog, learns that living in a people’s world presents challenges, but also offers much to be grateful for. The primary goal of this book is to educate parents and children about the needs of their dogs, because once those needs are met consistently, the families win too…. Click here to continue reading & purchase book.
Get Well Soon!: A Guide To Managing, Training and Entertaining Your Dog While They Recuperate From Surgery
This book is intended to support pet guardians with the difficult task of keeping their dog confined and “quiet” by providing mental and appropriate physical stimulation to their dog while they recuperate from surgery or any other medical intervention. Being confined for weeks on end can wreak havoc on a dog’s mental state but especially on active or young dogs. Most dogs are in need of more mental stimulation in their regular lives, being confined because of medical reasons is no exception. Surgeons provide detailed instructions for a successful medical recovery, but nothing in the form of mental enrichment for the dog. It is often the case that pet parents become overwhelmed when following their DVM’s recommendations and caring for their pet, while having no idea how to provide enrichment for their dog and appropriate outlets for normal dog behavior. Click here to continue reading & purchase book.