The Olympic gold medalist who dove his way into the hearts of the American public in the 1980s, is now diving into new waters as an author. Teaming up with award-winning animal writer, Betsy Sikora Siino, Greg Louganis has co-authored a remarkable new reference guide to dog ownership, For the Life of Your Dog.
The book, a perfect holiday gift for the pet lover in your life, is a step-by-step guide to the canine lifcycle from birth and adolescence through death and grieving. “Becoming a dog owner,” says Greg, “means planning for the dog’s lifetime.” His book helps pet owners to successfully carry out that commitment.
Known for his affinity for Great Danes, Greg proudly admits to having had nine of the large breeds at his home in Malibu one time. After the loss of his last Great Dane, over a year ago, Greg decided to play host to a slightly different group of dogs. They include Nipper, the Jack Russell Terrier that is featured predominantly throughout his book, Mikey, a Border Terrier, Speedo, a Bouvier, and the newest addition to his canine clan, boogie, a Portuguese Water Dog.
A chronic allergy sufferer, Greg grew up in the company of dogs and horses and would not allow his medical condition to stand in the way of his becoming a pet owner. Greg manages his infirmity with prescriptions and antihistamines because, he says, he would rather suffer with his allergies than without his dogs
For the holidays, Greg has developed a unique tradition. Rather than buying gifts for his friends, he makes gift baskets for their pets! Baskets have included the latest in pet supplies, movies, toys, and more – anything suitable for the pampered pooch.
For the Life of Your Dog includes tips on dealing with behavior problems and bad habits such as barking, biting, and chewing, advice on health, training, breeding and much more! A great resource for animal lovers and pet owners alike, For the Life of Your Dog would be a great addition to your holiday basket this season.
By Thomas R. Brown