Author Barbara Brunner Reveals How a Dog Saved Her Life in New Book
Sep 13, 2012 02:07PM
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!”
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.