Peggy is a pet lover, pet columnist, dog blogger, and author of four books about the human-animal bond-- Faithfully Yours (2015), Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw (Inspiring Voices, Guideposts Books, 2013), Dieting with my Dog (Hubble and Hattie 2011) and The Dieting with my Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance (HS Brooks Press 2012).
Peggy is a regular contributor to Guideposts magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and many other publications such as The Ultimate Dog Lover; Miracles and Animals; Animals and the Kids who Love Them.
Kelly and Ike are rescue dogs, and Peggy and her husband work with local rescue groups. They've committed to rescuing senior golden retrievers, and got their start when they adopted a 12-year-old Golden Retriever, Brooks, who had been abandoned and left to fend for himself.
He was weak and nothing but skin and bones when he came to live with them. Despite a hard life, Brooks had no behavioral issues or bad habits. He stuck by Peggy’s side, did what he was asked the first time, and was a perfect gentleman with the bossy spaniel Kelly. Sadly, Brooks died of cancer less than a year later.
“We came to accept that Brooks came to us to live out his last year in total love and comfort, and that was our role – albeit short – in his life,” says Peggy. Since then, she and her husband have opened their home to senior goldens in need. They now share their home with Ike, who is also as sweet and gentlemanly as they come.
When she’s not writing or playing with dogs, Peggy enjoys watching birds at her backyard feeders, and visiting friends and family in her home state of Vermont.
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Writer's Groups include the League of Vermont Writers, Marbleshapers.
Faithfully Yours (Paraclete Press 2015)
Dieting With my Dog (Hubble and Hattie, 2011)
The Dieting with my Dog Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance (H.S. Brooks Press, 2012)
Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw (Guideposts, 2013)
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