Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Writers for Animals


This week the anthology Writers for Animals which contains a mixture of fiction and true life stories is published by Bridge House Publishing.



All profits will go to three animal charities.

Right now you can buy it on Kindle – here - but it will be out in paperback later this week.

Anyone who knows me will know how much it means to me to have one of my stories included in this book.

And it feels even more special because it is a year today since we lost Tilly. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her. I was going to post a photo, but, you know – tried looking through photos and found it too hard, even now.

So on this chilly foggy day, here’s one from earlier this week that I took with my phone. Not great quality, but the day really was that stunningly blue.



30 comments:

  1. Well done! what a thrill. I will check out the book. I am so sorry that it is still painful to write about Tilly.

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  2. I have been devastated by the loss of each and every one of my cats over the years. Bonnie, my step-dog is still only eight but I dread her getting old - I think it will be worse. Great about the book. Where was the photo taken, Teresa?

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    1. It's so hard isn't it, Wendy. When my last cat died I said we'd never have another, but recently I've been tempted. I hope Bonnie is with you for a long time yet. One of my dogs lived to be 17 which was lovely.
      The photo was taken from Dovercourt and the cranes you can see in the distance are at Felixstowe x

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  3. I know what you mean about looking at photographs, Teresa. I am still the same over my missing dog, Danny, and he went missing a few years ago. A picture stirs up so many emotions we thought were buried. Looking forward to reading the book. :)

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    1. That must be awful, Lynette. I lost two cats like that and never found out what happened to them. You never stop wondering do you x

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  4. I'll look out for the paperback Teresa. Lovely blue skies in your picture. Lucky you living by the sea.

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    1. I couldn't believe how blue the sea and the sky were, Maggie! It looked unreal! x

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  5. I, too, know what you mean about looking at photographs, Teresa. Time does dull the sharpest pain, and by time I mean years, but tears can and still do strike when you least expect them even then. Each of our pets is an individual and 'getting another dog/cat/whatever' does not make us stop missing those who've gone.

    Well done on getting a story in this book. I will wait for the paperback to come out. I'm going to have to buy it because one of the animal charities is local to me. In fact, you've done me a huge favour by drawing my attention to this book because I'd been trying to remember the name of the sanctuary I gave a huge amount of free-standing hutches and bedding to some years ago when we had a purpose-built shed kitted out with inbuilt hutches for all the rabbits and guinea pigs. I knew it wasn't The Blue Cross or the RSPCA. Now all the thumpers and squeakers have gone to rest in the little orchard with a statue of St. Francis watching over them, I have lots of bowls, bottles etc., to give to Hillfields. Thank you for reminding me of their name! x

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    1. That's lovely, Jacula - that you have a connection to Hillfields. I didn't realise it was near you. I love that your thumpers and squeakers are watched over by St Francis x

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  6. It is wonderful for you, Teresa, to have a story in this particular book. I'm so pleased for you.

    This must be a painful time for you and this book, with its animal connection, will always have a special significance.

    You must miss Tilly so much, but she will be in your heart always. I'm sure she knew how loved she was and you couldn't have given her anything more important than that. x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely kind words, Joanna x

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  7. Great to hear you have a story in an anthology that must be close to your heart, Teresa. That certainly does look like a blue day!

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. It was so cheery to see the blue sky :-) x

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  8. Aww hugs Teresa! And licks from Tim 'n' Ted. Time is supposed to heal but I don't think it gets that much easier really.

    I'll buy some paperbacks as soon as it's out. One for me and some for prezzies.

    xxPat

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    1. Thanks Pat - and Tim 'n' Ted. Perhaps it's because time goes so much faster now that healing takes so much longer. I just find it frightening how swiftly the days rush by xx

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  9. Hugs, Teresa. xxx

    I'm going to wait for the paperback because it looks like a lovely book. Looking forward to reading you story.

    xx

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    1. Thanks, Suz :-) I'll do a post when the paperback comes out xx

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  10. Anniversaries like that are always so hard. Harvey was 9 yesterday. We have to treasure every day they're with us don't we.

    But lovely news about the anthology. Congrats. x

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  11. No words can ease the pain of losing a much loved animal but sending love and hugs xx

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  12. wow Teresa what an amazing news!!!! Congratulations, I wish you the greatest of luck with your story. Actually, if your story really comes from your heart, I am sure it will be loved.. I am so sorry for your loss, I know how terrible can be to lose a pet. I lost Mumu a few years ago and I still have nightmares...
    Kisses lovely lady :).

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    1. Thank you, lovely Petronela. So sad that you have nightmares about Mumu - we know they are at peace don't we x

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  13. The very best of luck with the book, Teresa. I'm sure your story will be heartfelt. You always write so honestly and truthfully - especially about your pets!

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    1. Thank you, Pat - you are so kind :-) x

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  14. Oh my gosh!! My story is in there too!! It's about a Queen Bee! Oh wow!! I'm so happy!!!

    Yay!!!!!

    I can't wait to get my print copy and read yours!! Awwww hugs for sweet Tilly. Take care
    x

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    1. Brilliant - I really enjoyed Queen Bee - and lovely Charlie gets a mention too :-) x

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