This book is a love story between people and their dogs, showcasing the special bond and relationship that is not only a privilege but a blessing. Stephanie's retelling of the stories, together with her lovingly-made felt models, demonstrate her respect for this unique relationship.
Some people own a dog, whilst others are owned by their dogs - but either way the relationship between each is unique and special. Dogs come into our lives, bringing with them a level of devotion never before experienced . They make us laugh at their antics and funny ways, and when they leave us after a life-too-short, they break our hearts and leave our homes empty and echoing.
This book is a collection of stories, photographs and illustrations that will make you laugh and cry. The stories are based on real dogs, who have been lovingly recreated by Stephanie as handmade felt models. A book that will appeal to both creative felt-makers and dog lovers alike.
FeaturesThe bespoke felt models used to illustrate this book are handmade by the author
Showcases the special bond between people and dogs
Demonstrating the importance of rescue centres all around the world
Stories that will make you laugh and cry
Focussing on specific breeds of dogs and their traits
True stories you can relate to – as shared by the dogs’ owners
Demonstrates a real love and passion for man’s best friend
The delightful felt models are a beautiful way to honour your dog’s memory
An easy to read book that you’ll want to pick up again and again
The perfect gift for give any dog lover
About the author
Stephanie – a qualified teacher, who has worked with primary school-aged children for over 25 years – has a serious passion for art and creativity. She taught herself how to make felt once her own children had started school, as she loves traditional crafts and enjoys learning new skills. Her attention to detail meant that she quickly developed her skills, and moved on to lifelike representations of animals, particularly dogs. Stephanie cares for four dogs who belong to other people, as well as her own beloved Border Terrier, Heidi, to whom she is devoted. All of the dogs she cares for are a constant source of inspiration and fun.