Hello Kate, I do remember signing the book for you. I thought it was great that you adopted Spencer. To answer your questions,
-People always ask me what it is like to be a veterinarian and work with animals. I decided to write the book to show how much fun it is. I also wanted to honor some of the wonderful animals I have had the privilege of meeting. I am working on the second book in the series now called, Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love.
-Yes, everything in the book really happened to me. All doctors must protect their patient’s privacy which is why I changed the names of the people and the pets as well as other characteristics.
I hope you will send me your story about Spencer. My deepest thanks to you and all who sign this guestbook. It is wonderful to hear from you the readers!
Kate said:July 4, 2012 3:10 pm PST
My name is Kate and you probably don't remember this but my grandpa went to you when you were signing your book, Coated With Fur: A Vet's Life. He got it signed for me, and it says; "Dear Kate, Thank you for rescuing Spencer, he sounds like a great dog:" -Dr. Kris Nelson. You don't remember do you? I don't think so:). Anyway, I'm lookin at it and remembering how good it is(from the 4 times I read it.) It is that good!! Plus it taught me a lot!
I have a few questions:
-How did you get the idea to write a book about your job?
-Did everything in the book actually happen to you?
-Will you writeback? (You don't have to)
P.S. I am writing a story about Spencer.I also have a dog walking business.
Kimberly Chandler said:June 6, 2012 8:47 am PST
A big thank you for writing this book and sharing your personal and professional journey. I recently read this and LOVED IT! I commend your writing style of simply telling stories and making the reader feel as if they are right there going through the experience with you. I felt your emotions as if I was taking the journey with you. I even learned quite a bit! I now follow your blog and will soon be writing my own blog post about you and the book. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments and thank you for being a true friend to the animals.
Connie J.A. Sturgeon said:December 29, 2011 7:51 am PST
Talk about serendipity-watched a tv news blurb on your amazing journey-not only bought the book for myself, but also as a present to my brother who is battling rectal cancer. His true peace and therapy comes from his two rescue dogs-Opie and Cujo. This big babies not only know where his pain is (i.e. licking his legs when he has commented on them hurting) and letting him use them as a pillow during especially bad episodes. Thank you for validating what we already suspected-pets ARE special.
Sharon Murphy said:May 2, 2011 7:53 pm PST
Kris, I so enjoyed this book, and I know Ann will enjoy hers too. You speak from the heart in your writing style, and make it obvious how caring you are with your furry friends. It was such a pleasure to meet you at the Womens Expo, and now I see that you and I are both Minnesotans, I am also from Hopkins. So I really enjoyed your exerpts on the cold, icy weather!
Best wishes to you on your journey...