The Dog Lived (And So Will I) is the uplifting, charming, and often mischievous story of how dogs come into our lives for a reason, how they steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love. The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) is the sequel. To order these books, please scroll down.

The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I)

The Dog Lived (and So Will I)

What would cause a cheese-loving, meat-eating lawyer to become vegan? Her dog. Teresa Rhyne and Seamus the beagle had both survived cancer once, so when Seamus develops yet another cancer, Teresa vows to fight again. Unsure of the best way to battle the unseen enemy, she embarks on some experiments to create a healthier life for her family. She finds better food for Seamus and a plant-based diet becomes her own guide, but she realizes that’s not enough for her–and it’s not enough for the animals.

As she searches for a more compassionate lifestyle, she struggles to find her place somewhere between a hypocrite in leather high heels and a hippie in a hemp skirt, all while coping with the threat of Seamus slipping away. When she encounters two other dogs who need help, including one rescued from animal testing, turning away seems impossible after everything she’s discovered. Will turning her life upside down to rescue two more beagles be the best medicine for everyone?

Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around:  new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job.  But shortly after she adopted an incorrigible beagle named Seamus, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis was devastating, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus.

She couldn’t have possibly known then that she was preparing herself for life’s next hurdle – a cancer diagnosis of her own. Teresa and Seamus would battle for their lives together, while at the same time she’d bare her heart for a seemingly star-crossed relationship.

The Dog Lived (And So Will I) is the uplifting, charming, and often mischievous story of how dogs come into our lives for a reason, how they steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.

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The Dogs Were Rescued

THE DOGS WERE RESCUED is a love letter to our animals, to who they are and who they make us want to be. Teresa has written a wonderfully funny story about change, transformation and unexpected second acts. She also reminds us of what her beagles always knew; love deeply, move forward, and never turn down a snack.” Quinn Cummings, Author of Pet Sounds and The Year of Learning Dangerously

“The Dogs Were Rescued” is far more than a dog book. It’s a book about how all of us who love animals can understand, and do, more to make their lives better. After reading this book I want to do more than love my own dog. I want to live in a way that shows my love for all dogs” Author of “Little Boy Blue”

The Dog Lived

“Funny, smart, uplifting and fun, The Dog Lived (And So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers, our most powerful healers, and our most steadfast friends. This unforgettable story of an irrepressible beagle, a tough lawyer and her unlikely boyfriend will make you cry a little and laugh a lot. Whether you’re facing a scary illness or just a blah Monday, this book is good medicine. I loved it.” Author of “The Good Pig”

“This poignant and fast-moving memoir of Teresa and Seamus — both definitely Type A personalities — is proof that even a hard-charging lawyer is no match for a big-hearted beagle. Their mutual triumph over terrible trials is a testament to the healing power of dogs. Four paws up!” – Author of Bad Dog (A Love Story)

“This encouraging tale of finding love and hope in unexpected places is full of small yet valuable life lessons that any animal-lover would appreciate.” – Publishers Weekly

“This book does a great thing–it shows us how to make room in our lives for disease and then to get on with the important business at hand–falling madly in love and spoiling a beloved dog rotten. It’s a book that dares to be honest and sad and hilarious all at once. It will help inspire many people to respond to the unexpected in their own lives with humor and grace.”  Author of The Foremost Good Fortune

 

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