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Misha’s Message of Pawsitivity

Brand New Children’s Book about a 3 legged Dog – Misha’s Message of Pawsitivity

By Dana Hollis, Illustrated by James Koenig

Misha's MessageBased on a chocolate lab’s inspiring true story of love, adventure, loss and determination.

My husband and I had two labrador retrievers: Luna and Misha.  The four of us did everything together.  We had a lot of great adventures. At different times, Luna and Misha both got Cancer.  The illness did not let it change their vitality for life, love and adventure.  

The neighborhood children watched as Misha lost her leg to Cancer; experienced her grief, which turned into determination, which then turned into confidence and pawsitivity!  It was the neighborhood kids who urged me to write a book about the experience – Misha’s Message of Pawsitivity.

“Luna and Misha have taught me a lot about the challenges of life.  They’ve taught me to live in the present with a grateful spirit.  In spite of it all, I’ve learned to accept myself for whatever flaws/disabilities/perceptions and to enjoy the ride of life.”
—Dana Hollis

Misha

Misha

Based on a true story

Achocolate lab named Misha shares her stories of adventure.  But she discovers that every adventure seems to come with an unexpected challenge.  She finds that not only is she battling Cancer, but so is her best friend, Luna.  After much loss and grief, she must cope with losing her leg.  Misha must find her way back to her joyful self.  In the end, a fortunate experience helps give her loss meaning.  Choosing a positive mindset isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.

Misha's Message

Misha’s Message of Pawsitivity is a cute and heart warming story for anyone looking to explain Cancer, loss, or disabilities to a child.  This story can help encourage young and old alike, who need a little more pawsitivity!!

Misha's Message

About the Author

Dana Hollis is a former Music Industry executive with time spent in New York City and Los Angeles.  She left her 20 year career to get married.  She and her husband live on the coast of Rhode Island.  Besides her passion for music, Dana has always had a passion for animals, especially Labrador Retrievers.  She has had labs all her life.  She has volunteered as a foster parent for Save A Lab Rescue, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of displaced Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes.

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6 Responses to “Misha’s Message of Pawsitivity”

  1. Misha certainly was in tune with her mission in life, as is Dana. Quite an inspirational team!! Pawsitivity pushes away the fear and shows everyone how to focus on the present! And Luna certainly helped everyone to do that roo! And the art work is delightful.

    Your Mish is a stunning girl! She has aa stronw Warrior Spirit (as does her Mom) and will continue to inspire and touch lives furever arpund here!
    Lpve and light
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. What a wonderful idea! My oldest grandson is autistic. He has not met Huckleberry yet because we live 1000 miles away from each other but we talk and do videos often. They will be coming for a visit this summer. He always mentions Huckleberry and that he only has 3 legs. Huck lost his leg for a different reason, but I already ordered it and it’s on his way to him as I type this. He will LOVE this book!
    Jackie and Huckleberry
    xoxoxo

  3. This looks great. 🙂

    xoxoxo
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  4. thanks!! The adventure with the seal was like living in a Disney movie!!! We also had fun with dolphins too!
    Thanks for your enthusiasm!!

  5. Love it! Ordering for my great nephew who loves our tripawd and worries about her. Thanks for writing!

  6. Brilliant! Major applause to both Misha and Dana! The book sends such a beautiful message that everyone can understand! I love the preview clip about the seal adventure! Love it!

    Petra, Paul, Stewie and his Pride Of kittens!
    http://stewie2017.tripawds.com/

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