Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Complete Singles Guide To Being A Dog Owner



Personal comment transcript from this episode of The Web-DVM:

In my personal comment today, I have just recently finished reading a lovely little book titled, The Complete Singles Guide To Being A Dog Owner. As a former single dog owner myself, I found this book tremendously helpful in preparing for the responsibility of dog ownership for single people - I certainly wish I'd had a copy of this book when I adopted my first dog as a 22 year old single young man. As singles increasingly are sharing their homes with dogs, they face unique challenges, and this guide answers all the questions you should ask before and after bringing home a new dog. Whether you have adopted an adult dog or are raising a puppy, Ms. Rosenfeld offers practical, reassuring advice based on her own extensive experience. A single herself, Ms. Rosenfeld reveals all you need to know to live happily ever after with the furry companion of you choice.

Having published a non-fiction how to book, myself, what I found most difficult was trying to keep the writing from devolving into sounding like some dry instruction manual. What I really enjoyed about this book is that, while the content is accurate, extremely helpful and relevant, Ms. Rosenfeld presents it in a light, almost conversational fashion. She includes interesting and funny tales to illustrate her points, and frequently places illustration tables that conveniently summarize all the points of a given chapter.

Author Betsy Rosenfeld is the go-to girl in Los Angeles when it comes to all things dog. She has dedicated her life to rescuing dogs, working with both local L.A.–based rescues as well as international animal aid organizations. She is the official Los Angeles representative for, as well as a regional council member of, IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), and she personally raised more than $35,000 for the group’s post–Hurricane Katrina efforts. She has recently launched www. lovethydog .com, a vibrant online community where dog lovers can connect and share stories and photos of their dogs as well as learn to care for their precious pooches. Betsy lives in Beverly Hills with her favorite dog, Bella, whom she found once upon a time running in traffic.

You can purchase her book by following the book link from lovethydog.com, or keyword search her name on any of the online book sellers, such as Amazon.com.

8 comments:

Callie79 said...

Oh Dr. Roger, thanks so much for posting my joke! The show looks even better than last week! Great job and great information!

Anonymous said...

Be sure to check out Maybeck Animal Hosptital on Facebook as well! Become a fan/friend & support Dr. Welton's efforts! There is a Fan Box located on the bottom of the page, and a "badge" posted on the right side below the other links.

Jan said...
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Jan said...

I can't believe someone would do that to a cat. People that research SOB's that are capable of doing stuff like that to animals, find that they are often just as capable to do it to people. They act out their yearn to kill an mame on animals because they likely won;t get caught, and if they do, its always a slap on the wrist.

What sadistic scum - they may not catch him, but he will get his reward in hell!

Roger L. Welton, DVM said...

Thanks for toning it down a bit, Jan. This one can stay. We should all be appalled by such an act, but we also need to keep this blog from becoming too combative.

Anonymous said...

Hey Doc, have you ever used that BugBam? I am very interested, since from the website you provided, it also comes in grids that you can hang around picnic tables and such.

Just asking because it is "all natural," and even though I love the idea of not using chemicals, I have not had good experience with natural type stuff.

Roger L. Welton, DVM said...

I cannot say that I have used it, but it certainly looks promising. It has made its way onto the Today Show, Fox and friends, and a number of other credible news sources, which is why I decided to report on it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd love to shoot HIM in the head with an arrow... but it would obviously miss his brain entirely since it can't be more than the size of a peanut! That would be too disappointing, so maybe Karma will get him and he will get hit by a truck in the near future... one can't only hope...