Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Puppy That Came For Christmas by Megan Rix

Title: The Puppy That Came For Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy
Genre: Memoir/Non-Fiction
Publication Date: 25th October 2011
Pages: 240
Book Source: Own purchase

Synopsis: All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete?

Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy-only to have each move on after six months-eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed. 

My Thoughts:
I'm a sucker for dogs on covers and seriously who could resist this adorable puppy! The Puppy that Came For Christmas is a sweet, feel-good read even though the heartbreak of infertility is pivotal to Megan and Ian's story.

I'm grateful that clomid then IVF gave me two beautiful boys but I understand the anguish that infertility brings. When infertility forces Megan and Ian to consider all possibilities for having a baby they find joy being puppy parents for Helper Dogs, an organisation that trains dogs to give people with disabilities a better quality of life. 

But Helper Dog puppies move on from their puppy parents at 6 months and this sad parting becomes too much for Megan and Ian after saying goodbye to Emma, then Freddy.  The answer was their own 'forever' puppy. 

A lovely holiday read especially if you're a dog lover. This book celebrates the unconditional love and pure joy a puppy brings to a family. 

Visit Megan Rix's website to find out more.


  1. Sounds like a sweet book. I will keep my eye out for it later next year :)

    1. I bought this one a year ago intending to read it Christmas 2011, better late than never lol

  2. Sounds like a sweet book!! I wouldn't be able to resist that cover either!! :)

  3. Awww a pupppy for xmas, still sad too

  4. How cute?! I am also a sucker for puppies on covers. Thanks for the recommendation

    1. I rarely go past a puppy on a cover Jenny ... the book could be about anything lol

  5. I am always a sucker for a dog on the cover too and this one being my favorite breed!

  6. I tossed around reading this book!! I still might, sounds like a good dog story!


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