The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell

By Bruce R. Coston

Cover: The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could TellIn his delightful second memoir, the sequel to Ask The Animals, Bruce Coston continues the full and rich stories of his animal patients and the clients who make veterinary practice so fulfilling. In this humorous, poignant and enthralling collection, Coston explores what it is about the interaction with our pets that provides such profound companionship and how a love for animals helps us to be more fully human. His characters, both the people and the animals, will engage you from the first page. You’ll meet Mr. Johnston, the linguist, and his Mountain of Love; Rachel, the prankster; and Dr. Coston’s girlfriend, Megan. You’ll learn what a sugar glider is and how to give one mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. You’ll meet Mischief, the only patient Dr. Coston has ever had that helped to pay for her own surgery. 

It is truly a Gift to be blessed with a deep love and concern for the pets with whom we surround ourselves.  The Gift comforts us, makes us laugh, brings tears to our eyes and invigorates us.  It is the power of this Gift that provides Lisa, Dr. Coston’s first veterinary technician, the courage to reinvent herself and rekindle the dreams she thought she had squandered.  It is The Gift of Pets that Dr. Coston celebrates in this charming and heart-warming collection of true stories. If you share the Gift with Dr. Coston, you will not be able to put this book down.

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