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Pure Gold: Adventures With Six Rescued Golden Retrievers
Inspired by the lives, antics, and talents of her six rescued
or second-hand golden retrievers, Holli Mounts
Pfau has written an insightful, sensitive tale of unexpected
adventures, personal growth, and the important
roles our pets play in our lives and in the lives of
others. The memoir is a heartfelt journey alongside
the serious, quirky, loving, and rambunctious dogs
that enriched and transformed her life.
How did Holli’s transformation begin? “One by one,”
she writes, “they arrived on the doorstep, each dog
burdened with issues and baggage. Bodie needed eye
surgery; Tucker needed two new hips; Sophie feared
the world; Daisy and Chatter brought seemingly endless behavior and training issues.
Only Nikki arrived as perfect as a dog could be. Good thing, too. She was the first and
paved the way for the others.”
Rescued from abandonment, neglect, unhappy owners, shelters, and possible euthanasia,
each dog led Holli down paths she never would have found without them: abandonment
of an 18-year corporate position in marketing and public relations; a second
college degree in recreational therapy; a new and pioneering career as a co-founder of
a nationally recognized hospital program of animal-assisted therapy and the creator-instructor
of related materials; wilderness adventures; relocation from urban Los Angeles
to Colorado’s rural Rocky Mountains; agility and obedience competitions; and
now the author of her first book, with others in the planning stages.
Inspired by the efforts of Golden Retriever Rescue, Holli has dedicated her book about
life with her beloved goldens to rescue volunteers and the animals they
save. Profits support dog rescue and adoption programs.
An initiate of Phi Chapter at the U of Southern California, Holli invites
you to learn more by visiting www.puregoldbook.com.
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