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“Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter” Review

Hello Friends!

Like I said in the previous post, today is the day for books about animals in my blog. And here is my second review of the day.

Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter“, written by Laura Marchant, is an Non-Fiction book about pet with humor in the mix, published on 1st June 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Laura Marchant for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Hilarious and heart warming true stories of a Pet Sitter.

​Laura takes us on her journey describing the immense joy that the animals have brought into her life. But it’s not all fun and games. With sometimes as many as ten dogs around her home, things can get a tad hectic. Not to forget the every day challenges faced in keeping the pets happy and safe when out walking. Luckily she is not alone in her quest; her unusually dominant Golden Retriever ‘Brece’ is always by her side. Brece earns her keep by convincingly playing the part of the alpha female, ensuring harmony amongst the pack.

​At times, the responsibility that Laura faces becomes overwhelming. She may think she has everything covered but that hand of fate could quite easily swoop down, creating havoc for her and the dogs. Laura has endured many close calls and teetered on the precipice of disaster may a time. The longer she continues with her pet sitting enterprise, the more likely hood that total disaster will actually strike. Is she tempting fate?

​Laura Marchant is the Bridget Jones of the pet sitting world!

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

About the Author

Laura Marchant was born in 1959 in the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. Both her parents were born in the same town, so not exactly a family of intrepid travellers!

As a child Laura and her siblings were fortunate enough to own shares in the families pets. Unbeknown to Laura at the time, her love for the animals formed the blueprint for a large part of her life.

In 2011 she finally found her vocation, and in the comfort of her own home, set up a pet boarding business. For the next 7 years she shared her abode with a pack of dogs.

A lot of this time was spent watching over the animals and observing their behaviour, which in turn inspired her to write her first novel ‘Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter’.

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My Review

Animals have always been part of my childhood. We always had dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, ducks… And I used to help out with their car. So, let’s just say that I always loved animals and knowing facts about them.

When I saw this book I was interesting. I don’t know much about Pet Sitters and I was curious to learn. Let’s just say that it was quite an adventure. This book is the memoir of Laura Marchant’s experiences during her journey and it was very relatable because of how it was written.

Although I’m more of a cat person – I have to say that or Nala (my cat) won’t let me sleep at night – I had dogs while growing up. My mom had a month old puppy when I was born. His name was Rocky. I grow up with him, and later I got my own puppy, Like. They were my best friends when I was small child. Rocky was very protective and Like was just a sweetheart. They are both gone. But I like to think that they are happy and at peace in pet heaven. That been said, I could tell the love that the author has just from reading her story. And that’s one of the things that grabbed my attention.

It was a real story. Not only was it inspiring and funny, but it also revealed the obstacles. Because that’s life. There are always some difficulties along the way, and I respect the author for letting us in on all the ups and downs of her journey.

It really is a book about the tribulations of a Pet Sitter, but it’s also a book that gives us information about dogs that could help anyone that has a dog and those that would like to give a home to one.

Overall, I enjoyed it immensely and I may go back to it in the future. I do recommend the book.

Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from Reviews to Extracts and Q&As.

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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