My Hooman and Me

A Dog's Story From Street To Medical Miracle

Non-Fiction - Memoir
176 Pages
Reviewed on 04/18/2023
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Author Biography

An accomplished writer of short-form prose adaptations of produced works, Barbara has written for international audiences in the marketing and promotion fields for more than forty years. Her career in the motion picture industry includes executive producer credits and screenplay consultation at every budget level.
Barbara’s life-long affinity for the power of true stories inspired MY HOOMAN AND ME. Through- out her arduous care-taking of Cassie, Barbara sought help of any kind but found little. She hopes that this waggling tale may serve others facing the similar and reveal the remarkable serendipity of their story.
Her other mission in its writing is to accompany the science of the Cambridge Veterinarian Group’s research results when completed with a more personal look at Cassie’s life.
Alongside healthy wigglebutt Cassie, Barbara resides in the Coachella Valley in Southern California where she enjoys creative landscaping, crosswords in ink and the occasional round of golf.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Author Barbara A. Mudge grew up in rural Missouri in a family who had a special bond with their animal companions. She kept her love for her furry friends alive after moving to California, where she gained nuggets of wisdom from each of her boxers. After adopting a playful pup named Cassie from the West Coast Boxer Rescue shelter, Barbara formed an instant connection with her new friend, and within the first few months, their bond grew even stronger. But the diagnosis of a rare disease called TVT turned the tables, and Barbara had to spend the next couple of years trying everything she could to save her beloved dog. My Hooman and Me: A Dog's Story From Street To Medical Miracle is Cassie and Barbara's story as they overcame enormous challenges to share their lives.

A heart-touching memoir that anyone who has ever had a pet will find relatable, My Hooman and Me is a must-read for animal lovers. Barbara A. Mudge shares the story of her animal companion Cassie, how Cassie came into her life, went through a harrowing battle with cancer, and eventually beat it against all odds. The narrative is written in an easy-going, accessible style that is a breeze to read. There are also passages from Cassie's point of view, and the author does a stellar job of capturing the essence of how animals think, behave, and react to their surroundings. I found the book to be an inspiring tale of resilience, hope, and optimism. A heartwarming story I will most definitely recommend.