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Download Maya's First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love ePub

by Martin Scot Kosins

Download Maya's First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love ePub
  • ISBN 067943013X
  • ISBN13 978-0679430131
  • Language English
  • Author Martin Scot Kosins
  • Publisher Villard (February 15, 1994)
  • Formats mobi lit txt rtf
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Regional U.S.
  • Size ePub 1590 kb
  • Size Fb2 1800 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 810

When Kosins first met Maya in a pet store, he didn't even want a dog. But 18 years later, when she died in his arms, Martin knew their relationship was and always would be the most significant of his life. This wonderfully moving chronicle of Martin's and Maya's ever-deepening bond touches a chord in anyone who has ever known grief at the loss of a treasured animal friend. Illustrations.

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If you have ever loved and lost a pet, (beloved family member) you will love this book. Our dear little Papillon has been through horrible health issues this past year, this book gave me hope. It also made me feel that every sacrifice my Husband and I have made for our precious boy is worth it. We have had friends and family scoff at our love for a dear 4 year old precious boy, and we sometimes questioned ourselves. Are we going too far, is this fair to him, and what if we do loose him in spite of everything we have done? Let me tell you, when he gives us kisses at night and cuddles with us, we know everything we have done for him is confirmed by that loving little kiss. The ironic part of this book is we also live in Michigan and have wonderful specialists in a northern suburb of Detroit. We drive over an hour every time we take him to the "Hospital". We literally have given up over a year of our life to save this wonderful little boy. Thank you so much for writing a book that justifies what I knew in my heart.
For anyone who has lost a beloved pet, this is a wonderful coping tool. I bought multiple copies and give them to friends when dealing with this unfortunate part of life. My hope is that they keep getting passed along.

I wish the book was not out of print. I am running through the available stock of affordable used copies.
I got this book and could not put it down. I was crying my eyes out. To see the love this man had for this dog and what he did for her is amazing. I wish more people cared for animals the way this man cared for his. This book is truly inspirational!!
great read for anyone with a loss of a pet
A wonderful book! I have read this over and over and I cry every time! The true nature of a very special love and how animals enrich our lives.
This is a wonderful and compassionate book. Everyone
needs to read this book. We all need to have the
Loyalty and love for pets. I cried so that I could not
breath. A MUST READ!!!!!
I bought this book and started reading it (and finished it!) in the same day. This was and is the most wonderful book I have ever read. It was so touching and sweet and sad all at the same time. I have always loved animals and have had a special connection and love for those that share my life. Many times I feel a bit "crazy" for loving my animals the way I do but reading this book made me realize that I am not alone. The connection we get from our pets is something that we just can't get anywhere else; it's completely special in its own way. The devotion this man showed toward his dog is an inspiration. That kind of unconditional love is amazing. I have read this book probably 5 times since I bought it a few years back and I cry every time I read it. If you LOVE animals, you'll LOVE this book!
This book tore me apart. As the current owner of a 14-year old airedale mix with not much time left on this earth, reading about Kosins' story with his beloved Maya really hit home. A short book and an easy read (I suggest one sitting), this relentless tear-jerker is beautiful and almost poetic. While it is true that Kosins' sometimes over-the-top behavior to make his dog's life better in her later years (quitting his job, cutting himself off from friends) may be difficult to identify with, this also helps us realize the level of devotion Kosins felt. A wonderful -- though heartbreaking -- read for any dog lover, preferable on a rainy Sunday afternoon with that special someone (somedog?) curled at your feet.