Losing Willow: Grieving The Loss Of An Animal Companion by Cheryl Hiebert

Cheryl and Willow
My good friend Linda Drew inadvertently “introduced” me to Cheryl Hiebert today via email when she wrote me to tell me about a contest that Cheryl is participating in at The Next Top Spiritual Author with the hope that it will land her a book publishing deal for her invaluable and moving new book, Losing Willow: Grieving The Loss Of An Animal Companion. As someone who lost her beloved canine companion when he was two months shy of 16-years-old in December 2006, I am all too familiar with the grief one suffers when losing a treasured pet. So that is why I’m going to tell everyone who will listen about the contest Cheryl is in so that you can vote for her book.

BY MAY 2, 2010

attention animal lovers
for anyone who has ever lost their animal companion,
please vote for Cheryl’s new book:


My inspiration for this book:

I was inspired to write this book when I found out my dog Willow was diagnosed with lymphoma and had 3 months to live. I began to journal about our life together and a book began to evolve. After his passing, I realized that a resource like this was not available to anyone grieving the loss of their faithful animal companion. It is now my mission to bring this book to the world. Help me to do this by placing your vote before May 2, 2010. Your vote will provide me with a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a publishing contract and make this book a reality!

This book is for anyone who has had the wonderful profound relationship with an animal companion. It will help those who are grieving the loss of their animal companion, and they will learn that they are not alone in their deep feelings of loss and sadness. This book celebrates the life and relationships we have with our pets, it talks about the grieving process and how to handle that loss, as well as offering insights and stories from others.

How you can help:

Please go to this link and place your vote: www.nexttopauthor.com and enter: Hiebert or ID# 2975. You will have the opportunity to read more information about this book, as well as the ability to view Cheryl’s video.

Thank you so much for helping get this important message out to the world. Please pass on the word and ask your friends and family to vote.

Cheryl D. Hiebert M. Div.
Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre
Kingston, Ontario
T: 613-634-8220

Note: “In the second week of June annually, pet owners and advocates from around the world collaborate to remember the furry, feathered and scaly; to remember the ways our pets made us laugh, the way they helped to dry our tears and the way they worked their ways into our hearts for the rest of our lives.”

Join WORLD PET MEMORIAL DAY on Facebook now.

1 Comment

  1. Teresa says:

    Hi Christine, a great review. This book is certainly a must for anyone who is a pet owner. My sister’s 13 year old German Shepherd cross recently passed away and was a great loss to the whole family. Romulus has a brother, Tannenbaum, who is still living with them but is also failing in health. I have recommended this book to her. Thanks Teresa

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