Blitz crossed the Rainbow Bridge years ago, but our dogs live in our hearts forever. I had promised myself to write about my rascal and how his antics could change the Rainbow Bridge. After so many years, the outpouring of emotions made it almost impossible to write. But it's finally done. I owed it to him. A percentage of the royalties will go to the DC Weimaraner Rescue. It’s available now at your favorite outlets worldwide As one of the trending books to read. Click your preferred link at the bottom of page.
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"I’ve heard rumors that once you meet your loved ones you never come back here but go with them to some other place. Maggie sort of confirmed that point admitting Spirit Guide had limited her visit to the area around the Bridge.
She did say she felt good despite not being allowed to walk her first human father to the next place.
I’m sure you will be asking many more questions. But Blitzy, I beg you to be very careful about whatever it is you are planning to do, especially if you are going to break the rules.
No one knows what happens when you break the rules, but it can’t be pleasant."
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As of 2/17/20 there are 47 reviews averaging 4.9 Stars out of Five
The Bees Knees 2/17/20 Five Stars
Blitz, Lars, and Maggie who all went to “doggie heaven” and were greeted by “Spirit Guide.” Blitz was really confused about where he was, and why he couldn’t have access to “Rainbow Bridge.” Spirit Guide assures Blitz that all will become clear in time, but first Blitz had to learn the rules before proper goodbyes and reunions could be held. But he wanted to break the rules to speed up the reunions … patience was not his best virtue.
At times it was hard to read - because of my falling tears.
This is a beautiful poignant story of our deep love for our dogs and the sadness and forgiveness when we have to let them go and to give us faith that there will be a happy reunion!
Dan, thank you for your Service.
Joseph S. 2/2/1010 Five Stars
I think I can say with certainty that, "Letters from Blitz," by Dan Santos is the type of book that billions of people can relate to, and I mean billions... Not millions. When we think of the greatest romances, love affairs, that we have read about or seen on the big screen, we tend to forget about the endless love affairs between humans and their pets (dogs, cats, piglets, and in the case of Lord Byron a brown bear who attended classes with him at Cambridge).
Twenty years after the death of my cat, Dixie, the memory of her lingers on and each morning when I get up I say good-morning to all the pets and dogs that have belonged to me and I have got to know through friends and family that have passed on: Dixie, Lucky, Jake, Carney, Razz, Louie, Chaps, Max, Murphy, and Male'.
"Letters from Blitz," is in no way a sad book and without giving away the ending I can honestly say I came away feeling great. Mr. Santos puts into human words... Through Blitz, a Weimaraner breed... What I have always felt my pets would say to me if they were able to speak, "human." He does not use cartoon balloons to express the dogs' feelings, but electronic letters, transported into each others' minds, send between canine family and friends, and it works perfectly.
The author touches on subjects that haunt each of us when it comes to decisions about a pet's health, the guilt we carry around after the doctor comes with the big needle, and the memories that refuse to fade.
Mr. Santos writing is crisp and clear, and the book can easily be read in one sitting. It is undeniably sentimental and at the same time uplifting. My father used to say about our dog Lucky, "If she could speak she would say I Love You," and I loved this book. Strongly recommend.
Arian S. 11/11/19 Five Stars
“If you are a dog lover, this is a book for you. Loving, caring, touching and surprisingly funny at times. Letters from Blitz explores the depth of our love for the man’s best friend. The book is a tribute to that unbroken bond that too often is cut short and we are left that unavoidable part of life, with grief. We don’t fully recover from it, but that’s OK. And, as the book shows, there are no shortcuts in this process, but the story of Blitz and his relationship with the author, offers a touching and intimate view at this deeply human emotion. As we begin to read through the letters between Blitz, Lars and Maggie, we soon find out that grieving is an emotion that, too, is familiar to our furry friends. I am in my fifth year of adventures with my Brittany Spaniel, and each year I learn something new about my dog and about myself. If you truly want to understand what unconditional love is, this book is for you. It is an intimate account of love, and loss, but mostly a celebration of that unbreakable bond between us and our furry friends.”
Tim W. at Amazon UK 12/01/19
Letters From Blitz is a moving and imaginative look at the afterlife told through the eyes of Blitz, a Weimaraner dog. You cannot help but fall in love with this intelligent, perceptive and empathetic charcter as he comes to terms with life in Rainbow Bridge and begins to understand his new surroundings and how they work. He meets his Spirit Guide who begins to tell him about the 'rules' and about a character called 'Love Giver'. He learns that he can communicate with others through the medium of 'mind letters'. Most of all he worries about his human mum and dad and how sad they are at his loss and he longs to send them a message to say he is all right and that they will meet again; in the process he challanges the ethos of Rainbow Bridge.
Dan Santos has crafted a beautiful novella, full of warmth and hope. His prose style is elegant, concise and allows the narrative to take centre stage. I loved the book, reading it twice back-to-back. In addition to being a fascinating story, 'Letters from Blitz' is a philisophical look at death, loss, religion and love. It is thought provoking and has a wide appeal. I highly recommend this charming book and I will be adding Dan's other works to my reading list.
Kyle R. 12/4/19 Five Stars
Dan must have or have had a best friend. I have a best friend, Duke's my 14-tear-old buddy. The sad part is he is much closer to visiting the proverbial 'farm' than I'd like.
Dan made that procedure easier for me. You think you're prepared for it, but you never are.
Duke is a Boston Tarrier everyone loves. He acts just like a person... kind of like the portrayal of Blitz in this tale.
I've had cats before. They just don't have the personality of a dog. I guess that's why we remember Lassie, Old Yeller, and Pluto that way. I know Puto's a cartoon character, but his attitude i cooler than Heathcliff's
Eric 11/22/19 Five Stars
" People don’t write books like this anymore, or at least I thought they didn’t until recently. You can’t not feel amazed by the heartwarming realism of the story, just like classic literature had done with this type of tale years and years ago."
Maciek 11/20/19 Five Stars
Letters from Blitz is a heart-warming celebration of the bond that exists between humans and their canine companions. This tale, told skillfully and with raw emotions based on the author's personal experience, gives readers something to cry and laugh about, and - most importantly - makes us think about and appreciate the relationships we have with our four-legged family members.
David Z. 11/08/19 Five Stars
" Those blessed with a canine companion for some period in their life will relate to the love and heartache touchingly addressed in this book. Dan Santos has written a deeply personal novel that serves both as a tribute to the loyal rascal Blitz and as a semi-epistolary tale exploring issues of ethics, suffering, devotion, and renewal. A lighthearted story that nevertheless takes its subject seriously. "
Chris D. 11/06/19 Five Stars
“First, let me confess that I am a dog lover and a sucker for movies and stories about dogs, from Old Yeller to A Dog’s Purpose to Marley and Me. Well, Dan Santos’ new book, Letters from Blitz, ranks right up there with those stories. It’s a story of loss, love and redemption that will make you cry and laugh. I know, I’m a guy and not supposed to cry, but I did tear up in places. But don’t worry, in the end this is not a gloomy story. Anyway, if you love dogs, this is a must read. If you love cats, I still think you’ll love this story! And if you don’t love dogs, well, shame on you.”
Amazon customer 12/28/19 Five Stars
As a pet loss grief coach I found this book to be very sweet and compassionate. It was wonderful to witness the bond the author had with his dog and recognize that animals are indeed special creatures. Many times in our society we don't allow ourselves to grief--let alone mourn. This book is a perfect example of healing mourning and doing the work it takes to walk the journey of pet loss.
Arthur C. 12/28/19 Five Stars
Anyone who has owned and lost a treasured family pet will identify with this book. It is lovingly written with compassion and skill, I suspect as a catharsis for a loss he has experienced. The tenderness and imagination with which 'Letters from Blitz' is written says a lot about the writer. Dan is shown to be a caring and compassionate man as well as a skilled writer. Anyone suffering the sadness of pet loss will be lifted by this book. It is a departure from Dan's usual genre, but you can tell it was written from the heart.
DS Price 01-05-20 Five Stars
Even heaven needs heroes! Blitz reaches heaven but cannot stop thinking about ways to communicate with his loved ones. His pioneer spirit is too restless to abide by the rules, but it is that special bravery which shakes some needed changes in heaven. A very touching ode to true love and the rewards of making things right.
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