Dogged Optimism

Dogged Optimism

by Belinda Pollard
Publication Date: 03/12/2015

Bronze Award - Foreword Reviews, Finalist - Next Gen Indie Awards

For anyone who ever loved a pet or needed a laugh...

In this humorous and uplifting read, Belinda recounts how her scruffy Aussie terrier Killarney has helped her through the toughest of days – and taught her to make the most of life.

Killarney is not afraid of anything that sub-tropical Australia can throw at her: venomous creatures, cancer, very large dogs. She becomes Belinda’s furry comforter and cheer squad through job loss, grief, and failed romance.

You will be inspired by Killarney’s motto: grab life by the throat and shake every last drop of joy out of it. Wrestle it, if you have to.

"Dogged Optimism is an accomplished, inspiring piece of writing that had me completely hooked from the first page to the unexpected and gratifying end." Gill Pavey,

Belinda Pollard is an award-winning mystery author and former journalist who used to chuckle about people who treated their pets like children – until it happened to her. Belinda’s hobbies now include dog-walking in the rain, failing to graduate from dog obedience classes, and travel (if she can find a good petsitter). She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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