I NEVER WANTED TO SAY GOODBYE A Collection of Poems Gentle words to comfort those who mourn the loss of a pet
Foreword by BETTY WHITE
A testament to the joy of living with pets and the sorrow of losing them. Written as a tribute to the dogs that I loved and lost.
It will touch your heart and inspire you to embrace every magical moment you share with your furry friends.
"A Treasured Keepsake" for anyone who never wanted to say goodbye The book published 2011, is a Revised Edition of the First Edition published 1995, nominated for a DOG WRITERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MAXWELL AWARD.
5.25" x 8" 42 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9650915-3-4 ISBN-10: 0-9650915-3-8 To purchase a SIGNED COPY- go to the HOW TO ORDER PAGE
“One of the most eloquent and heartfelt testimonials I’ve ever had the pleasure to read in my many years of working with pet loss.Thank you for writing these lines.They inspired and encouraged me, reminded me of my losses, and I know they’ll do the same for others.” - Phil Arkow, Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey “It’s wonderful to experience through the written word, such unanimity of loving thought.” - Hugh H. TebaultThe Latham Foundation “Thank you for your grand book.I love its touching message.” - James E. DearingerThe American Kennel Club “Thank you for the book of your Moving Poetry.” - Martin Scot KosinsOpen Sky Books “The book is most touching and deep with emotion and a true expression of grief and love. You shared your loss beautifully with others.A literary piece, worthy of publishing.” - Steve Nagy The Latham Foundation “Thank you for your poignant work and for allowing me to include your lovely poem Erica’s Song, in my book, Dog Spelled Backwards.” - Mordecai Siegal1934-2010
(REAL NAME) This review is from: I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition (Paperback) What a wonderful book. It brought tears to my eyes thinking about my Libby Love who we lost 3 years ago, but has gone to the RB with her pappy. This book is a must for anyone who has a furbaby. So heartwarming.
5.0 out of 5 starsFor any who want something to uplift them after tragedy, May 4, 2011 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
This review is from: I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition (Paperback) Such a connection can be formed with a pet that losing them can be like losing a relative. "I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye" is a collection of poems from Arlene Klein aimed at those coping with the loss of a pet. With simple verse and black and white photographs throughout, "I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye" is an excellent and to the point read for any who want something to uplift them after tragedy.
5.0 out of 5 starsArlene and Scout The Joy/Love/Healing Team:) "I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition", March 2, 2011 By L27 (USA)
This review is from: I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition (Paperback) "I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition." It's utterly amazing how strangers can meet and just click. Like, another reviewer I was introduced to both Arlene and Scout,(Arlene's yorkie) via facebook. What a dynamic twosome!! I mentioned in a brief discussion the loss of my beloved pets Dread and Poopie.
"I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition is a collection of poems by Arlene Klein, The Designing Poet. They're written with an emotional depth of someone who has loved and loss a pet(s). Each poem is a well crafted tribute to her beloved pets. They're also a loving memorial to all pets who've made their transition. I hesitated to open the package once it arrived. I wondered if I would relive the excruciating pain of the past. Somehow,I summoned the courage and took the leap.
I was met with beautiful descriptions and photographs of adorable pets. I found myself smiling and laughing. Reading this book was a joyous experience. Where was this book, those many years ago? smiling
Thank you, Arlene and Scout for creating such a wonderful and heartfelt read. If you own a pet, or know of someone who owns a pet purchase this maginicent book. It's a great gift. If you don't own a pet, purchase it for the poems alone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 starsTurned my FROWN :( .....UPSIDEDOWN :), February 21, 2011 By J. ZACCHERIO "Jimmy Z" (Pt Pleasant, NJ) (REAL NAME)
This review is from: I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition (Paperback) It was not but just a few weeks after the sudden illness and devastating loss of my beloved 13 yr Yorkie CHEWCH that I was introduced to Anne Klein on Facebook. After looking over her website and exchanging a few emails I began to feel as though I had found an Angel to help me with the grief, which at times seemed overwhelming. Oh I've cried!!! I have cried many many times because I have wanted my Yorkie back in my arms again !! How was I to deal with life without having my precious Chewch? I felt so scared, cold and alone; I felt guilty too. Did I do something wrong? Did I take care of him the best I could? And the most important and unnerving question.....did I make the right decision on euthenizing my Best Friend??? Well if you have lost a pet, or as in my case had a pet and as they've aged, became dreadfully fearful in the anticipation and uncertainty of euthenasia, you will truly find comfort in reading this remarkable collection of Poems. Each speak to the heart. It put pet ownership in a healthy persepctive and made me feel that I was not alone;that Arlene felt the same pain I did but turned her grief magically into heartwarming poetry, so that others may find peaceful refuge.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 starsA Very Heartwarming Read, February 9, 2011 By Pamela Jansen (REAL NAME) This review is from: I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye, Revised Edition (Paperback) I finished this book with a feeling of so much appreciation for pets. Arlene has a gift for telling you about her experiences and emotions while allowing you to make them your own. This Author has succeeded in showing us such a heart of compassion towards those beautiful sources of comfort, our pets. Thank you Arlene for sharing your heart with us. '