Sir Dee-O-Gee, The Dog Who Saved My Life

Sir Dee-O-Gee, The Dog Who Saved My Life

A dog saves an elderly disabled woman's life... through LOVE

Anna Saint Anne is an elderly, disabled widow who spends her days staring out the window... When her young grandson surprises her with a huge brown and white pit-bull, named Sir Dee-O-Gee, the ever-smiling dog changes her life for the better.

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About the Book

About the Book:

Anna Saint Anne is an elderly widow. Disabled and disenchanted with her age, she spends all of her days staring out the window… When her young grandson surprises his Grandma with a present…. A huge brown and white pit-bull, named Sir Dee-O-Gee, the laughter and love that grows between the enormous, ever-smiling dog, and his elderly owner, will bring a giggle or two to the reader. The moving story explores life outside of ourselves. Sir Dee-O-Gee, is an awesome addition to any book collection.

Award-wining poet and artist, Angel Dunworth, writes on aging, disability, mourning and a return to society in this quirky thought-provoking book. She openly advocates the Animal Defense Leagues’ Seniors for Seniors program, saying, “It is very important to be able to adopt a dog, especially if you’ve become a shut-in. It’s a simple way to provide not only well-needed company but also perfect love. An animal’s reliance on us can quickly go from mandatory to miraculous.”

Dunworth lives in San Antonio, with her husband, who she is quoted as saying, “Is the love of my life.”


This book is dedicated to the grandchild who cares. The one who listen to the stories of the elderly, looks at pictures, play cards. You who gift your time to help another, and truly cares about quality of life, this book is for you.

You make all of the difference in the world.

Sir Dee-O-Gee, The Dog Who Saved My Life book by author Angel Dunworth

About Sir (the Dog):

The fun part of this work of fiction, is that it is based on a real-life dog. The character of Sir Dee-O-Gee, was a Seniors for Seniors rescue, a brown and white pit-bull mix, adopted from our local pound. His original name was Dundee, but feeling that he’d earned more respect, I began calling him, “Sir.” This wasn’t a huge decision on my part. To be truthful it is how I remember my mother correcting my brothers, in example, “No sir! You will not do that!”

Once the phrase slipped out of my mouth, “No Sir! No socks for you!” it simply stuck. Sir, for his part played it to the hilt. Our kitchen and dining area, designed to look like a Medieval feasting hall required a knight. Sir was up to the challenge!

The eternal smile, described in the book was real. Every time that I was sad, I was greeted by a royal sort of smile that shielded me from self-pity. If I was ill, Sir used his unfailing smile to rescue this damsel-in-distress. He loved everyone he met. And it seemed everyone loved him, with his back-rolling, slobbery kissy nature.

Seems odd to meet a pit-bull that is destined to become a fairy story. But now that I’ve met him… it actually seems the most natural thing in the world.

Genres: Children's, Christian, Memoirs, Young Adult
Tags: Award-Winning Books, Recommended Books, Religious / Inspirational
Publisher: Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Publication Year: 2023
Format: paperback & ebook
Length: 155
ISBN: 9781956581287
List Price: 9.99
eBook Price: 2.99
Sir Dee-O-Gee: The Dog Who Saved My Life, by Angel Dunworth, is a heartwarming children’s book revolving around Anna Saint Anne, an elderly woman, her family, and an unexpectedly endearing canine companion. The book opens with Anna’s life with her daughter Layla and grandson Ellis, highlighting their close bond through simple pleasures like playing cards and enjoying snacks. The narrative takes a turn when Ellis introduces a pit bull mix, Sir Dee-O-Gee, into Anna’s life, initially as a temporary arrangement. This introduction marks the beginning of Anna’s journey toward embracing new experiences and shaking up her previously routine life. Dunworth’s writing style is notable for its realistic portrayal of characters, infused with subtle humor and irony, making the story both engaging and relatable. This transformation in Anna’s life, driven by the companionship of Sir Dee-O-Gee, is skillfully depicted, illustrating how this new relationship leads her to venture out of her comfort zone. In addition, her interactions with her neighbor, Mr. Finchley, add another layer of warmth to Dunworth’s narrative. The canine character Sir Dee-O-Gee is a standout, particularly memorable for his distinct smile, which adds a unique charm to the story. The connection to a real-life dog, Dundee, whose photograph is featured in the book, enhances the emotional impact of the tale. Dunworth showcases Anna’s reflections on her past and her gradual embrace of new adventures and friendships. The story subtly conveys the message that aging is not just about looking back but also about adapting and finding joy in new experiences. The blend of emotional elements like nostalgia and happiness is seamlessly executed, making the story appealing to a wide audience. I recommend Sir Dee-O-Gee: The Dog Who Saved My Life for dog enthusiasts and anyone looking for a tale that captures the essence of overcoming life’s hurdles with a positive spirit. It’s an engaging read that beautifully balances emotional depth with light-hearted moments, meriting a solid recommendation for its well-crafted storyline and endearing characters.
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About the Author
Angel Dunworth

Angel Dunworth was born in Rail Road, Pennsylvania and has been trying to write since she could pick-up a crayon. She grew up in Florida and has had poetry published in Amvets newspaper. She has also won such awards as Best New Poet and Editor's Choice Award for poetry.