The Doberman did not pull her from a burning building. He simply discovered her breast cancer.

Author Barbara Brunner, a self-proclaimed dog addict, weaves the poignant yet hilarious tale of her life with nine rescue dogs and the bonds that are formed from their shared survival stories.

Brunner draws on early life lessons to love all animals. The love she gets in return is literally lifesaving for both her and her dogs. From Madison, or Houdini in a Dog Suit to Cooper, the medical wonder-dog whose diagnosis was more accurate than a mammogram, their shared survival stores are captivating. Brunner says, “rescue dogs provide so much more than family companionship. They fill a gap in the soul. And…can empty out your wallet!”. She is certain that somewhere in doggie heaven there is a Most Wanted Poster of her and her husband that says “If you are sick, injured or in need of very expensive medical care…FIND THESE HUMANS!”

Isabella, Brunner’s Parson Russell Terrier, feels that she is quite misrepresented in the book, exclaiming “it’s lies…all lies…” to which Brunner has responded with a stack of veterinarian bills that would pale any challenger. 

Dog-Ma, the Zen of Slobber is now available for $14.99 in print $ 8.99 in eBook format from Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble and coming soon to the Apple iBookstore. Also available at www.DogmaTheBook.com.

Early Praise For Dog-Ma

Barbara Brunner’s recounting of the comings and goings of a maddening modern life finds calm and grounding thru the love of her dogs. Laugh out loud when big slobbering licks and kisses offers solace while coping with a world somewhat insane.

–LouSagar, Film Producer, Author and Founder of Zona Home

 

If you are a dog lover, as we are, Barbara Boswell Brunner and her husband Ray are people you will be delighted to meet. Barbara’s vivid and dramatic stories, told with a wicked sense of humor, will make you laugh out loud. She definitely gets what living with rescued dogs (nine of them!) is all about. This book will inspire you with the couple’s unstinting love, devotion, and respect for dogs as family members. You’ll be glad to include it in your treasured collection of great dog books.

–Allen and Linda Anderson, founders of Angel Animals Network, authors of Dogs and the Women Who Love Them (named in O Magazine as one of the top books of 2010) 

About the Author

Barbara Brunner grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her parents, sister and always a dog, or two or three. She has founded  three successful businesses in the Pacific Northwest and has been a prolific fundraiser for cancer research groups. Now retired, she and her husband currently live in southwest Florida with two dogs and copious amounts of dog fur.

 

For more information about DOG-MA, THE ZEN OF SLOBBER,

please contact the author at barbarabrunner@me.com