"What (Tracy Ahrens) has done with this book is to demonstrate the power of the human-animal bond, something we work to underscore and celebrate every day at American Humane Association. Tracy understands the value of studying the link and its importance in forging humane communities" ... "Raising My Furry Children is the kind of book every parent of furry children has always wanted to write."
- Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Humane Association
"Got your book yesterday and started reading it. I laughed and cried. I also have two furry children and one has passed on. My niece is going to love the book."
- Shelly T.
"I have ordered 3 (books) this morning and can't wait to get them. I will be giving one to my son and his family who yesterday lost their Dalmatain, MAXIE, after 13 years. We all know how special our pets are and how attached we get to them."
- Carolyn B.
"I received your book last week and it is a joy to read. I just read 'That'll Teach Ya!' - one of the Speckles' stories. I never doubted a dog's intelligence!"
- Daniel Kamen, D.C.
"...the way you interact just about proves that YOU are one of God's angels who helps taking care of God's lesser creatures. Anyone can write a story about an animal, but it takes talent to portray the thought processes of an animal! This you have done, and built a whole new world and placed yourself right in the middle of it as an astute observer. And being able to express the thoughts of your pets, and describe their many ways of communicating with you, and turning out a wonderful book describing the way the pets have expanded your life, and in the process, you have come to the point of being able to construct personality for each one of the animals you have encountered!"
- John V.
"Just a second to let you know how much I enjoy your articles about your dog and all his antics. They really make me laugh and relate to things my dogs have done over the years. Keep up the good work!"
- Mary-Lou G.
"The world needs more sensitive authors (like you) who help others understand the important role that the human-animal bond plays in society."
- Alice Villalobos, DVM, American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians