MOMRAMBLES.COM Gives Don Bussel a Rave Review for Fluffy's Guardian Angel

Fluffy is a precocious, fun-loving little dog who loves to play — especially outdoors.  The trouble begins when she goes out to play in the snow and gets lost. For weeks, Fluffy goes on an endless quest to get back home — without success. Compounding matters are her close encounters with big, menacing bears and snarling cougars — critters whom she thought would like to devour her.  All the while, Fluffy feels that someone is watching her from a distance — and strangely protecting her. Who could this mysterious being be?

Fluffy’s Guardian Angel ~ Book Review

March 9, 2012 By Ashley 17 Comments

My pets have always been like family to me. I buy them special treats at the store, give them a new toy for the holidays, hang out on the couch watching the game, and sadly, grieve when they are lost or no longer with us. As a pet-friendly household, we are always more than happy to read pet-centered tales. This is exactly why I was thrilled to learn about Fluffy’s Guardian Angel by Donald Bussel.

About Fluffy’s Guardian Angel

Fluffy is a precocious, fun-loving little dog who loves to play — especially outdoors.

The trouble begins when she goes out to play in the snow and gets lost. For weeks, Fluffy goes on an endless quest to get back home — without success. Compounding matters are her close encounters with big, menacing bears and snarling cougars — critters whom she thought would like to devour her.

All the while, Fluffy feels that someone is watching her from a distance — and strangely protecting her. Who could this mysterious being be?

I love that this sweet story is inspired by the real-life incident experience of Donald’s four-legged best friend, a keeshond named Fluffy! This children’s book includes a fun-filled tale of Fluffy’s adventure when she became lost, and how her guardian angel helped her survive and return home. Told from Fluffy’s perspective, she is having so much fun playing in the snow with her friends, she doesn’t realize exactly how far from home she has ventured. Life lessons are learned upon her way home!

While my son is still too young to fully grasp the tale, he certainly loved the colorful illustrations by Frank Roosa. He couldn’t help but point with glee to each animal featured. I can’t wait for when he is older to really understand Fluffy’s adventure, the life lessons she learns, and the importance of her guardian angel. I let various friends borrow the book to read to their children. Most opted to use the story as a bedtime read. Everyone has loved it!

Donald recently revealed to me how the real-life Fluffy came into his life. Someone dropped her off at the Arizona Humane Society. When Donald saw her, he knew she was the dog for him! He found out later she was due to be euthanized the next day because the shelter had her for quite some time. He immediately adopted her and brought her to her new home. More than ever does this story hold a special place in my heart. During my life I have adopted all my dogs, except for one, from shelters and rescue groups. There is a big soft spot in my heart for rescue dogs.

Buy It: You can purchase Fluffy’s Guardian Angel right on their website for the retail price of $21.99. The book is also available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

Interested in checking out other blog’s on the same book tour?

March 5 – Nifty Mom (Guest Post)
March 6 –
Beauty Brite (Review)
March 7 –
The Kids are Grown, Now What? (Guest Post and Giveaway)
March 8 –
Asha’s Butterflys (Guest Post)
March 9 –
Maryland Momma’s Rambles & Reviews (Review)
More to come for March 12 to 18!

I received complimentary product(s) to facilitate this review for a book tour from the sponsoring company. This is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise and I was in no way compensated financially. This review is solely based on my own experience with this product.

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Fluffy’s Guardian AngelDonald Bussel, Author Fluffy is a precocious, fun-loving little dog who loves to play — especially outdoors. The trouble begins when she goes out to play in the snow and gets lost. For weeks, Fluffy goes on an endless quest to get back home — without success. Compounding matters are her close encounters with big, menacing bears and snarling cougars — critters whom she thought would like to devour her. All the while, Fluffy feels that someone is watching her from a distance — and strangely protecting her. Who could this mysterious being be? Inspired by a real-life incident that befell on Donald Bussel and his four-legged best friend, Fluffy’s Guardian Angel is a colorful, fun-filled children’s picture book that will teach young readers some very important lessons about life. “When Fluffy returned from her odyssey, I could only say, ‘If she could only talk, what kind of story would she tell?’”says the author. “I have attempted to retrace her steps using the known terrain and what she must have gone through” Vividly brought to life by the illustrations of Michigan artist Frank Roosa, Fluffy’s Guardian Angel is one “heavenly” addition to any child’s book collection! The Foreword of Fluffy’s Guardian Angel: “It was a cold December winter morning in Missouri. There was snow on the ground from an overnight snowfall. The air was crisp and the only tracks on the new fallen snow were of the wildlife encircling the house. I opened the door and let Fluffy out to take her morning romp in the snow. Naturally she was excited about the new fallen snow and she started to explore in a farther circle than she normally covered. She did not return and I started to become concerned about her. Following is the adventure of Fluffy and what surely was her Guardian Angel, which lasted four weeks in the bitter cold of the Missouri winter. This narration is in Fluffy’s mind and eye.” - Don Bussel, author and firefighter - Fluffy’s Guardian Angel by Donald Bussel – ISBN# 978-1-4363-1524-1

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Donald recently revealed to me how the real-life Fluffy came into his life. Someone dropped her off at the Arizona Humane Society. When Donald saw her, he knew she was the dog for him! He found out later she was due to be euthanized the next day because the shelter had her for quite some time. He immediately adopted her and brought her to her new home. More than ever does this story hold a special place in my heart. During my life I have adopted all my dogs, except for one, from shelters and rescue groups. There is a big soft spot in my heart for rescue dogs.
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I love that this sweet story is inspired by the real-life incident experience of Donald’s four-legged best friend, a keeshond named Fluffy! This children’s book includes a fun-filled tale of Fluffy’s adventure when she became lost, and how her guardian angel helped her survive and return home. Told from Fluffy’s perspective, she is having so much fun playing in the snow with her friends, she doesn’t realize exactly how far from home she has ventured. Life lessons are learned upon her way home!
Ashley from MommaRambles.com