If you read this blog, it’s a given that you’re a dog lover. You probably also love animals in general. I like people who love animals because they’re typically very gentle, caring souls that see the beauty in the world around us.
But sadly, there are a lot of people in the world who don’t love animals. They have no problem with neglect, abuse, and disregard for dogs, cats, and other beings. Those are the kind of people I’ll never understand because, seriously, how can you not care about these beautiful creatures that love without limits? I just don’t get it.
That’s part of the reason why I started this blog more than 6 years ago, and it’s why I continue to be active in the world of dog rescue today. Sure, I’m just one person, but if I do my part, I can make a difference for animals in need.
Today I want to share with you a brand new book, The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World, written by Stephanie Feldstein. The book officially goes on sale on June 5, but I was fortunate enough to snag an advance copy and I’ve got a copy for one of my readers, too. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves animals, because if you really love animals, I know you want to do all you can to make the world a better place for them.
Isn’t it time we learned – and truly understood – that it’s up to us to create a world that is good for all of us, animals included? Don’t you think it’s time to look beyond ourselves and our own wants and needs, to see the “big picture”? For far too long, we’ve been a “Me, me, me” culture, and we’ve lost sight of how our actions affect the entire world.
But it’s not too late, and The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World offers some simple advice and everyday habits that will help us create a world that’s sustainable, compassionate, and a safe and happy home for all of its inhabitants.
Now you might think the way I used to: “I’m just one person. How much difference can I really make?” It can seem overwhelming when you think about all the pain and suffering in the world, especially if you feel like you have limited time and resources to make a difference. But think about this: what if you can only help one dog in need? Just one? Doesn’t that count?
Remember the Starfish Parable. The little boy in the story understood, better than the old man, how even one person can make a difference. That parable really changed my way of thinking, and now I get it. I realize that although I cannot save every animal, I can save some, and my efforts are truly heroic to those.
So don’t doubt yourself. Don’t be embarrassed by your love for animals. Don’t listen to the naysayers when they say, “It’s just a dog.” No, it’s a living, breathing being that feels love, pain, happiness, and fear. You can make a difference, and Stephanie Feldstein’s The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World will show you how to get started.
This Giveaway is Now Closed
The book will be available on June 5, but I want to give you the chance to win your very own copy right now. Entering to win is simple: just leave a comment below, telling me how you work to make the world a better place for animals. Remember, no act of kindness is too small or insignificant. I’d love to hear your stories.
Just be sure to leave your comment to get entered to win by Monday, May 28. I’ll randomly select a winner to receive an advance copy of the book and you will be notified via email. Good luck!
But wait, there’s more! Through the end of May, some really incredible pet bloggers will be blogging about The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World, and they’ll also be hosting giveaways! Be sure to visit their sites and get entered to win!
No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from May 22-28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. By entering this contest, participants grant permission for their email address to be added to The Everyday Dog Mom newsletter list.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for promoting it here on my blog.