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Win 1 of 4 copies of Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets


Win 1 of 4 copies of 'Lost Companions' by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life, and one of the worst."

Lost Companions is a heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, the bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love.

61 per cent of Australian households currently own an animal - 90% of all Australian households have experienced pet ownership at some point [1], yet our society is still learning how to recognise and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and centre.

Lost Companions fills a specific, important demand, a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialise our best friends.

Lost Companions is full of moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them.



"Losing a pet or other animal friend can be incredibly traumatic. This touching book is all about the bonds between humans and other species, and why we grieve their loss as much as we do."—Frans de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.

"A thoughtful examination of a heartbreaking thing that happens to many of us, the death of a beloved pet, Lost Companions is a beautiful book about a largely ignored subject, and will help many people."—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Lives of Dogs.


Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Murdoch Books, Imprint: St Martin's Press, 2nd July 2020
ISBN: 9781250202239


RRP: $29.99 from all good book stores and online.


One of our top picks for the July 2020 - Dog Lovers Book Club

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of 'Lost Companions' Book ***
Total Prize Pool: $120.00

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Like our post (10/07/20) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "which pet had the most profound effect on your life and why?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
NB: The four stories that touch us the most will see their author win a copy of the book.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition opened on Friday 10th July 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 18th July 2020 (midnight A.E.S.T.). Open to Australian residents only. 

Congratulations to our winners:  T. Chant, J. Carr, D. Jones, K.M. Khoury (via Facebook).
Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (10/07/20) + Tell us " which pet had the most profound effect on your life and why?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
NB: The four stories that touch us the most will see their author win a copy of the book.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE one of our accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

[1] Animal Medicines Australia, 2019, https://animalmedicinesaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ANIM001-Pet-Survey-Report19_v1.7_WEB_high-res.pdf

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