Rio – A Love Story: How My Dog Saved My Life, Joni darc Shepherd

Most of us will experience various forms of heartbreak, loss, and tragedy at some point in our lives. Joan did, experiencing the loss of some of her closest family members and beloved pets, all within a very short time. She lost her best friends and main support system overnight. It was as if a sink hole opened and swallowed her, and she was lost in darkness and depression every day. She was still alive, but she needed a miracle. Hope. A new best friend. A new sounding board, a new cheerleader that would always be there to root for her. Joan desired someone or something to end her darkness and loss of direction.

Magically, a miracle soon appeared in the form of a beautiful charming dog, Rio, a gift to her, but she didn’t realize it at first. Slowly and surely her new canine friend diagnosed her malady and started her healing process by providing her with unconditional love every day and enticing her back into the bright daylight of life. Step by canine step, her devoted Rio encouraged her daily to pursue new activities together with him. These included showing in the conformation ring and trialing in rally and herding and other dog sports. The training, practice, and competition of these activities, coupled with meeting new friends in training and at the shows were just what Joan needed. Her clouds of darkness and loneliness started to dissipate. 

Joan’s passage through this portion of her life may help the reader deal with their own loss of family, friends, and furry and feathered companions when that time arrives. The ability of her sweet boy, Rio, to lovingly kiss her every day, heal her wounds and lead her out of her depression may even encourage many to visit their local pet rescue to find that sweet soul that will move them to once again join in the beautiful dance of life!

This precious and heartwarming book is written for everyone, not just pet owners.Younger readers and those new to dog showing and trialing, and other activities no matter what age, will be fascinated by the number of activities that are available to them. Readers, pet owners or not, will be intrigued by the discussion of the intelligence and abilities of many canine breeds that are just recently attaining recognition for their many talents including cancer detection. Most importantly, Joan’s candidness and honesty in relating to and resolving her deep sadness might help all of us deal with life’s low points and perhaps prevent other tragedies as we have too often seen and heard about lately. 

This book will exceed everyone’s expectations on the very important role that dogs and other pets have in our lives. As Joan learned, by sharing charming Rio with beautiful people in nursing homes and hospice settings, many that do not have visitors, life with a dog can be very fulfilling, not only for the dog owner, but for those angels that a therapy dog team lovingly visits. If you are looking for a book of rebirth, triumph and the re-celebration of life, this book delivers this message powerfully, and you will surely find Joan and Rio’s story heartwarming and inspirational. This truly is a must read book for everyone.

Rio – A Love Story: How My Dog Saved My Life is a remarkable book that stands out in the genre of self-help and memoirs, thanks to the exceptional author, Joni darc Shepherd and her incredible story. Rio – A Love Story is an incredible book that is full of amazing wisdom and insight that will help many readers know that you are not alone and that your depression can be helped thanks to our four-legged friends. If you are a reader who is struggling to find happiness or simply love inspirational and touching stories, then the flawless Rio – A Love Story is the perfect read for you! It is an incredible book that should not be missed and that is why I already have to recommend you lovely readers have a read! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!

Rio – A Love Story is written by the talented author, Joni darc Shepherd, an incredible woman who will move you with her outstanding book. Shepherd is an exceptional woman, and I admire her for sharing her story with us readers in her book to help as well as entertain us. In Rio – A Love Story, the reader will learn all about Shepherd’s life and how her dog Rio saved her and it makes for an incredibly beautiful story.

In Rio – A Love Story, Shepherd shares that within a short amount of time, she lost some of her closest family members and pets and this caused Shepherd to spiral into a depression, one that she thought she could not recover from. However, soon a miracle would appear in the form of a beautiful dog, Rio and thus our story begins. The reader will learn how Rio brought happiness into Shepherd’s life again and how his unconditional love and the activities they share, have made her a happier person and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Rio – A Love Story!

The wisdom courtesy of Joni darc Shepherd laced throughout Rio – A Love Story is sensational and actually awe-worthy. As I read Shepherd’s book, I was engrossed and wanting to know more. I loved learning from her experiences with Rio and how dogs can be such great healers and I love how this book encourages readers with this topic to open their eyes to alternative forms of therapies as that is really important and beautiful and Shepherd is a prime example of the amazing benefits dogs have on us humans!

Rio – A Love Story is a book laced with incredible wisdom as I have previously mentioned, however! It is also laced with phenomenal literature courtesy of the wonderful Joni darc Shepherd; Shepherd’s words are incredible, and they will flow flawlessly from beginning to end and that is yet another reason why I recommend this wonderful book!

As Rio – A Love Story is a perfect, inspirational, and helpful self-help/memoir, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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