Reading to your pets and kids is a great way to bond and spend quality time together. If you have little ones in your home, there may be a variety of ways to introduce pets to your family. Naturally, children’s books about dogs are just one of the ways you can share encouraging stories about furry friends. In fact, your pets may have an inspiring story of their own to share with the world. Fortunately, we learned about Ivy the Frenchie and are moved by her journey. Read on to learn more about the French Bulldog Ivy the Very Determined Dog.
Meet Ivy the Very Determined Dog
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In the cozy coastal town of Gloucester, Ivy the French Bulldog entered the lives of Maureen and Chris Harrington.
A birthday celebration became so much more when this adorable French Bulldog puppy became a new member of their family. Naturally, there’s nothing like the love, friendship, and companionship of your furry friends.
While birthdays may be a time to celebrate your furry family members, they’re also a time to make new memories. Several years went by making memories with the Harrington family, when suddenly on her third birthday, Ivy was struck with a great challenge that motivated her and her entire family.
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Ivy’s story: what inspired the
When it comes to your furry family members the unexpected can happen at any time. Likewise, Ivy suddenly became ill with a pet medical condition, called Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD).
For example, Intervertebral Disc Disease may suddenly affect your pet’s spinal cord. In the case of Ivy, it left her with nerve damage, paralyzed, and unable to use her hind legs. With the love and support of her family, veterinarian, and medical insurance for pets, Ivy was able to get the medical care they needed.
But Ivy didn’t let this stop her. Ivy becomes a story of courage and inspiration determined to not let the disease define her. Naturally, Ivy’s spirit of positivity and joy inspired this children’s book about never giving up. To learn more about this French Bulldog’s story, check out Ivy’s story here.
A children’s book about a dog who was determined not to give up
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.