A Golden Life e-book

A Golden Life book coverHalf of all proceeds from the sale of this PDF e-book will be donated to Golden Retriever Rescue South Africa, to ensure that dogs who are not as lucky as Bongo can end up living a golden life too!


You will be redirected to PayPal to make your payment of $6 and receive your 40-page full colour PDF e-book via email.

To rather pay R100 via EFT (South African bank account), please email mpreen(at)gmail.com for details.

About the book

A wonderful little book for anyone who loves Golden Retrievers – and who doesn’t love them? Whether you have experienced the joy of parenting a Golden Retriever, are a wannabe Goldie parent or you just love dogs, you will enjoy this quirky bi(dog)raphy, which gives a glimpse into the life of one of the most special dogs on the planet.

Dog parents and those who know this remarkable breed will relate to the stories – like how Bongo ate a dishcloth and ended up in intensive care, how the vet had to lie underneath him to take his stitches out because he refused to be restrained, or how he leapt into a river in mid-winter and got swept away by the current.

Covering the first five years of Bongo’s adventurous life, this book is written in an easy, light-hearted style, with a visual backdrop of striking photos. With a good mix of humour and emotion, the story magically encapsulates the ups and downs of living with a Golden Retriever. You’ll find yourself laughing and commiserating, and you’ll eventually find out whether Bongo swallowed his mom’s diamond ring or not.

About Bongo’s mom (the writer)

Me and Bongo selfie

Michelle Preen is, amongst other things, a South African writer. She lives at the southernmost tip of Africa in a coastal village not far from Cape Town, with her husband and daughter. She is a university graduate who works in the field of environmental communications. Michelle has had numerous short stories published in anthologies and magazines, both in Africa and beyond. She has also written and published a couple of children’s storybooks. Michelle cannot live without tea, chocolate, nature and dogs.

Follow Michelle and Bongo on Twitter @MichPreenWriter

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Contact Michelle at mpreen(at)gmail.com for rates for professionally written, edited and designed bi(d)ographies and me(w)moirs.

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