Pets are a big part of many peoples lives and this makes it all the more difficult to lose them, that’s why Robinson’s Veterinary Clinic hosted the second book signing for Audrey Stringer’s novel “Buddy’s Life Lessons: My Paw Prints on Grief and Loss” from 2:00 until 4:00 on Friday (March 27) afternoon.
The book follows the life of Stringer’s family dog, a black lab named Buddy, through his final days battling with cancer and gives many “life lessons” about surviving grief to its readers. The book was sold with a personalized message from the author at the event for $20 to people who regularly attend Robinson’s with their animals.
Robinson’s Veterinary Clinic was where Buddy was diagnosed and where he spend the last bit of his life. It is located on London Line in Wyoming and is operated by Dr. Brent Robinson who started it in May of 2003. The vet specializes in small animals but a small portion of his work is done on dairy and beef. Dr. Robinson is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and recently completed an extensive course on small animal ultrasound and surgical repair of Anterior Cruciate Ligaments.
“This is the best vet around,” said Elaine Braaksma who attended the event and purchased Stringer’s book. “You won’t find any better staff than the ones here.” Braaksma recounted her experience with the vet when her dog passed saying Dr. Robinson made a house call to put her sick dog down and even offered to help bury it.
The local author was able to sell several books and promote her next workshop coming up on April 11. Desserts such as cupcakes, banana bread and macaroons were also offered to those who were able to attend the event- which was fewer than expected due to poor weather conditions.
Copies of “Buddy’s Life Lessons: My Paw Prints on Grief and Loss” are available at Robinson’s Vet as well as The Book Keeper bookstore or online at http://astringofhope.com/.