There’s no question that your pet is a member of the family, especially in the eyes of your child. For some little ones, your furry friend has been with them since day one. They’ve built their lives around caring for them and know them as part of the family. 👦🐶👧

But with one diagnosis, everything can change.💔

There’s no denying that losing a pet is one of the hardest experiences for any child. 😢

And so, one of our fellow neighbors is here to help guide little ones through the real-life experience of owning, loving, and losing a beloved family pet and finding the courage to share that love again. 💜

Children’s author Portia Y. Clare joins our John Masiulionis on Episode #138 of The PR From The Heart Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share how her courageous story inspired the release of her new children’s book, Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale (published by Miriam Laundry Publishing), how having a pet can help us to create the feeling of Heaven on Earth, how children’s books help both children and adults to navigate through difficult life experiences, words of encouragement and support for those families who are grieving the loss of a pet at this time, plus much more. 🐕

We encourage all of you to support Portia by purchasing your copy of Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale, and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones! 📖

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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #138: Portia Y. Clare | Best Friends Forever: A Puppy’s Tale