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.
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.
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.