The list author says: "I love dogs and grew up with them ever since I can remember. My parents had 2 St. Bernard's and a couple of mutts, one named Max, that we picked out at the Animal Shelter. I would ride on the back on Jr. one of the St. Bernard's until he was hit by a truck. He did a lot of damage to the truck but died later that day. I was 8 and didn't understand why. Since then I shared my life with a couple of dogs and cats, one that was loss to diabetes. It's always hard when they pass away. I am creating the Listamania to highlight books and products that I would use to help get over a loss of a pet."