Monday, January 17, 2011

Codi's Journey - A Heartwarming Story About An Amazing Best Friend


We told you about this book last year, and now it is starting to become available for to the public. Currently it is available as a downloadable eBook, from AMAZON, Barbes and Noble and soon through iTunes.

Early in his relationship with his beloved Border Collie, author Jeff Maziarek had a sense that “beneath the fur” there was a sentient being with far deeper insights into life than commonly thought. And, in their last year together some mystical events completely confirmed the accuracy of that feeling. In Codi’s Journey, Jeff describes these events within the context of an entertaining and heartfelt narrative illustrating the very challenging circumstances Codi faced during the final 12 months of her life. Any dog owner who has ever shared stories about the “humanness” of their pet, as well as anyone who have ever loved and lost a beloved animal companion, will surely find this work captivating.

To provide even greater depth into Codi’s story, Jeff details how this feisty canine became a part of his family. He likewise shares many engaging anecdotes about her personality and several of her more memorable adventures over the years. A charming photo gallery with 42 captioned images further brings Codi to life, featuring snapshots from the night she arrived as a 10-week-old puppy to the final week of her life.

"This book captures the dynamics of being a pet owner and the guilt, grief, and commitment that many pet owners go through in loving and losing a pet. As someone who has "been there," it was reassuring that I am not the only one to feel those things, to do whatever it took to save them and, when the time came, to let them go. Any book that can stir laughter as well as tears is a wonderful story. Codi’s Journey is awesome."

– Terri Wernert, Great Lakes Border Collie Rescue

"For anyone who has experienced a spiritual canine connection, Codi's Journey is a must read. It’s a touching tribute to a man’s search for a very special pup and the heart-warming life journey they shared."

– Eugenia Last, Renowned Internationally Syndicated Astrologist and Author

"Codi’s story is one told with great heart; you will care about this dog as you think about your own dogs. Anyone who has ever loved and lost canine companions will definitely identify with this work."– Steve Dale, host of the nationally syndicated "PetWorld" on WLS Radio in Chicago and of the "Pet Minute"

Author's Personal Note: My foremost intention in telling this story is to share two key messages. First, that our pets (dogs in this instance), actually are “sages with fur” who have a far greater understanding of life (and us) than commonly thought. Second, that it’s perfectly normal to feel intense and long-lasting grief at the loss of a pet. This is particularly so when that animal served as one’s primary companion for many years.

In this regard, I sincerely want any reader who also has experienced such a loss to know that someone truly does understand the sadness and emptiness they felt when their beloved pet passed on. Finally, it’s my hope that such readers come to understand how important it is to fully process their feelings of grief by really feeling them rather than keeping them locked up inside.

Check it out! Soon available in paperback!

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