Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sasha, Extraordinary Dachshund by C.J. Adams ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: (November 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 061556304X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615563046

About the book:
November 6, 2011
CJ Adams pens a warm and entertaining tale of life with an exceptional dachshund. A friendship that endured paralysis and a cure through acupuncture and holistic medicine. You will enjoy every page of this heartwarming journey through the lives of the very precocious Sasha; the devoted, but not too smart Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix, Squirt; the enduring pack-leader and CJ's husband, Mel; and CJ, the woman who loves them all with every fiber of her being.   All animal lovers understand that each pet that comes into our lives is special but that sometimes you are blessed with an extraordinary animal.  For CJ that was Sasha.  This memoir is about a cycle of life involving family, friends, paralysis, other pets, aging and loss. When faced with the possibility of euthanizing a 4-year-old Sasha, a desperate CJ turns to holistic veterinary medicine and acupuncture to save her Extraordinary Dachshund and learns how to use this "alternative medicine" to complement traditional veterinary medicine. Be prepared to laugh out loud, wonder and learn something new.  ENJOY!!

My take on this book:
I love animals and whenever I get the opprotunity to read a story that revolves around an animal, especially a dog, I jump at the chance.
The title of this book says it all, "Sasha, Extraordinary Dachshund" because this little dog certainly was.The author shares the journey from first falling in love with a tiny little Dachshund in Jan 1994. They took her home and called her Sasha.We see how Sasha becomes a beloved member of the Adams household, with her wonderful personality, she was a dog who never met a stranger and never feared anyone. When Sasha develops health issues at the age of four the Adam's decide to seek whatever treatment available to keep their beloved pet with them, and find themselves turning to holistic medicine as well as acupuncture. They used these treatments in addition to traditional veterinary medicine and enjoy their wonderful companion for several more years.
I really enjoyed reading this story. This was a story that really touched my heart. It was so easy to envision Sasha, as well as the other members of the Adam's family. It was easy to see the depth of devotion that dog and owner shared.I also enjoyed the pictures peppered through out the story. A great little story about a wonderful dog, perfect for anyone who has ever been touched by the love of an animal.

rating 5/5

1 comment:

  1. Brenda,

    Your wonderful review made my day!!!! I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading my story and that it touched your heart. When you put yourself "out there" in such a personal way you never know what to expect so I am grateful reading our story was pleasurable for you.

    CJ Adams


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