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DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show

Book Review: DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show by Jorge Bendersky

DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show

Jorge Bendersky’s book is informative, fun, and has helped me become an even better pet owner!

I’ve always been a dog lover and I tend to spend most of my days with my four-legged friends! I have a 4 year old black lab named Harley, who I absolutely adore. In addition, I walk several dogs as a part-time job, and in my spare time I also volunteer at an animal shelter. I love animals and I’m continuously striving to learn more about dogs, their behavior, and
how to properly care for them.

Over the years, I have followed celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky on the internet and viewed his various TV segments. His work intrigues me and he is very knowledgable in the dog grooming field. He always shares wonderful tips and advice on how to bring out the full potential in your dog. When I heard about his new book, “DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show,” I purchased my copy right away. I’m so happy I did. This book is a MUST HAVE for ALL pet owners!

Throughout the book, Bendersky brings to light the importance of dog grooming. It’s important for us to understand that grooming helps to maintain health and could potentially detect health problems too. The details and photos in this book are very informative and helpful in explaining the grooming process. I work with various dogs on a daily basis; however, this book clearly explains how to go above and beyond to care for all types of dogs regardless of breed, age, or temperament.

After reading this, I found myself informing others about what I have learned. I gave advice to friend and family members who are pet owners. I also shared helpful tips to those working/volunteering at the shelter, and I preached the importance of grooming to my dog walking clients. Of course, I recommended Bendersky’s book to everyone!

This book also reminds pet owners that grooming can bring you and your pooch together. Who wouldn’t want that? It has motivated me to provide even better care to all the pets in my life and spread the word to others, too! Jorge Bendersky’s book gets two thumbs up from me and my furry friends!

Children's book on animals and life

Review of “The Gift of the Ladybug” by Carole Amber

The Gift of the Ladybug

I read “The Gift of the Ladybug” and instantly fell in love with this
 children’s book. This story brings peace, comfort and inspiration for
families who have a child with a life threatening illness. The story was
 created after Carole Amber found out her son, TJ, would not see his second
 birthday. Carole does an amazing job expressing her pain and heartbreak 
after learning her son was different and would soon be set free to fly.

In the book, Polkadot, the ladybug is happy being a ladybug and he accepts 
himself for exactly who he is. He realizes he will never be a horse like 
his parents and he only knows how to live a short sweet life. The message 
of this book is of acceptance and is a true inspiration for those dealing
 with an ill child, or for anyone who feels different. This children’s book
 is simply written with amazing artwork, and can be a great comfort for
 kids who are grieving the loss of a loved one too.

Just last night, I found out a friend of a friend’s daughter lost her
 battle to cancer. I’m planning on passing this story along to baby Elena’s
 family, in the hope it will help put their tragic situation in a different
 perspective and will allow them to find some peace.

This book is an easy read, with beautiful, vibrant illustrations that will
 touch your heart deeply. I highly recommend this book, not only for those 
who are grieving the loss of a precious ladybug; but for all children, so
 they too learn about acceptance and feeling perfect just the way they are.