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Dog Blessings: Poems, Prose, and Prayers Celebrating Our Relationship with Dogs

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Dog Blessings: Poems, Prose, and Prayers Celebrating Our Relationship with Dogs

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Oct 3, 2017


Featuring heartwarming passages by a renowned inspirational author, this gift book celebrates puppy joy, the “welcome home” wag of the tail, unbridled affection, bittersweet love for an aging pet, and the sublime moments shared between humans and their canine companions.
Lançado em:
Oct 3, 2017

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June Cotner is the author of the celebrated Graces, Bedside Prayers, Get Well Wishes, Animal Blessings and Family Celebrations. She lives with her husband, two wayward dogs, and two stray cats in Poulsbo, Washington, just outside of Seattle.

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Amazing Graces

Animal Blessings

Baby Blessings

Back to Joy

Bedside Prayers

Bless the Beasts

Bless the Day

Christmas Blessings

Comfort Prayers

Earth Blessings

Family Celebrations

Forever in Love

Garden Blessings

Get Well Wishes


Gratitude Prayers

Heal Your Soul, Heal the World

The Home Design Handbook

House Blessings

Looking for God in All the Right Places

Miracles of Motherhood

Mothers and Daughters

Pocket Prayers

Say a Little Prayer: A Journal

Serenity Prayers

Soar! Follow Your Dreams

Teen Sunshine Reflections

To Have and To Hold


We Are Women

Wedding Blessings

Wishing You Well

Dog Blessings

copyright © 2017 by June Cotner. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever

without written permission except in the case of reprints in the context of reviews.

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A Letter to Readers



A Dog’s World

Skijoring with Kane

Good Dog

Queen of Canine Capers

Off the Trail

Mother of Dog

At Limantour Beach

When Dogs Go Astray

Dog Running with His Man


Outside, Wanting In

When Opportunity Knocks

Sweeter Than Honey

The Science of Faith

Lost Dog


Dog Outside a Grocery on Broadway

Reflections on a Dog’s World



Puppy Love

Puppy Dog Welcome

Puppy Days

Higher Learning



Our Bond


Rescue Dog

Love at First Sight

Comfort Zone

Living with Animals

Dog Days

The Greeting

Our Dog

A Dog


Ever Faithful, Ever Friends

Reflections on Our Bond with Dogs



Furry Shrink

Dog Training

A Note for My First


He Knew

A Dog’s Life

The Guardian

Guide Dog

The Cats and My Dog

A Prayer for Dogs Who Serve

Dear Companion

Reflections on a Dog’s Devotion


Aging Gracefully

Old Friends

Dog Walk

My Elderly Dog

Restricted Travel


Hiking Old Dog to the Alpine Lake

Our Old Dog

New Tricks

To Let You Go Gently

Old Dog

His Final Season



If It Should Be

A Goodbye Prayer

Rainbow Bridge

Pet Heaven

Summerhill, August 1, 2003

Ceremony at Dawn

Best Friends

Elliott and Amelia

A Dog’s Parting Prayer

If This Were Egypt

The Last Time


Dog Memorial

Dogs in Heaven



Poem for a Lost Dog

Higher Power

My Daughter’s First Word

The Nature of His Knowing


Lessons from Dogs

Caring for a Sick Dog

Lessons Learned Post 9/11

Reflections About Dogs


Prayers, Blessings,

and Inspiration

The Blessing

Doggy Prayer

Dog Owner’s Prayer

A Blessing

Prayer for My Best Friend

Dog Blessing

Voices from the Shelter

3 A.M. Feeding

I Depend on You

I Have Brought My Dogs to the Woods


Dogs as Spiritual Messengers

Author Index

Permissions and Acknowledgments

About the Author

A Letter to Readers

What would the world be like without dogs? Who would be there to walk with us at night, protect us, play with our kids, share our joy in life, and teach us how important it is to smell everything before engaging with it?

My life has been measured and defined by my dog companions. When I was a child, my black cockapoo, Pixie, was always by my side. My mom died when I was eleven, and I remember many nights crying into Pixie’s soft fur. Pixie would look at me with the most compassionate expression—as if she understood I was devastated.

Two golden retrievers, Sundance and Shalimar, came into my life as a young adult. Sundance, the male, was reserved, noble, and dignified. Shalimar, the female, boiled over with enthusiasm. She died suddenly of unknown causes at age eight. My heart broke as I watched my four-year-old son place a Band-Aid on one of her eyes to make her better. When we buried Shalimar in the backyard, Sundance curled up on her grave and let out a mournful howl. After Shalimar’s death, I wrote a poem, Shalimar’s Golden Rules, which is framed in my office and includes the line, Never turn down a tummy rub!

A little golden fur ball named Peaches soon joined our family. And a year later came Thunder, a German shepherd. He had an extremely loyal, at your service demeanor and followed me wherever I went. In contrast to Shalimar’s gusto and enthusiasm, Peaches was incredibly calm and frequently curled up with our white cat, Cali.

The next generation was Mary, my golden retriever, and

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    Disclaimer: I have a poem in this collection and honored to have it published with so many other interesting poems, prayers, and prose about dogs. This is a collection sure to warm the heart of any reading dog lover.