Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster-Prone Dog

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For anyone who ever loved a pet or needed a laugh... In this humorous and uplifting read, Belinda recounts how her scruffy Aussie terrier Killarney has helped her through the toughest of days – and taught her to make the most of life. Killarney is not afraid of anything that sub-tropical Australia can throw at her: venomous creatures, cancer, very large dogs. She becomes Belinda’s furry comforter and cheer squad through job loss, grief, and failed romance. You will be inspired by Killarney’s motto: grab life by the throat and shake every last drop of joy out of it. Wrestle it, if you have to. Praise for DOGGED OPTIMISM "Dogged Optimism is an accomplished, inspiring piece of writing that had me completely hooked from the first page to the unexpected and gratifying end." Gill Pavey, thebookreviewers.com "A delightful read, as much about the ups and downs of owning a wilful dog as facing up to life, especially when it doesn’t turn out as expected." Marianne Wheelaghan, The Blue Suitcase "Anyone who’s ever adored a dog can relate to this evocative, humorous tale." Molly Greene, The Gen Delacourt Mysteries "Will charm you with its window into life Down Under and inspire you with its insights into overcoming personal challenges." Dawn Dicker, Writer & Content Strategist "A heart-warming tale of one woman’s special bond with her four-legged friend." Tanya Arnold, Pupcake Queen

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Belinda Pollard is an award-winning mystery author and former journalist who used to chuckle about people who treated their pets like children – until it happened to her. Belinda’s hobbies now include dog-walking in the rain, failing to graduate from dog obedience classes, and travel (if she can find a good petsitter). She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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Dogged Optimism is an accomplished, inspiring piece of writing that had me completely hooked from the first page to the unexpected and gratifying end.  Gill Pavey, thebookreviewers.com 

Dogged Optimism is a delightful read, as much about the ups and downs of owning a wilful dog as facing up to life, especially when  it doesn’t turn out as expected. Witty and warm, sometimes sad but never sentimental, it is a welcome addition to any bedside table. Marianne Wheelaghan, The Blue Suitcase and the Scottish Detective Lady Mysteries

Anyone who’s ever adored a dog can relate to this evocative, humorous tale of a woman and her beloved Australian terror – er, terrier – and their zany time together. Tissues optional, pet lovers required. Molly Greene, The Gen Delacourt mysteries

Warm and genuine, this journey of a sassy Australian terrier and her spirited Aussie owner will charm you with its window into life Down Under and inspire you with its insights into overcoming personal challenges. Dawn Dicker, Writer & Content Strategist

A heart-warming tale of one woman’s special bond with her four-legged friend. This book captures the eventful experiences a dog can bring into our life when we invite them into our home. A delightful read. Tanya Arnold, Pupcake Queen

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