Lisa lives in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia with her husband Dave and her dog, Oscar (aka Sir Fetch-a-lot) She proudly refers to herself as The Pet Book Lady and has a blog, Celebrate Your Life with Heritage Makers. She is extremely passionate about helping people celebrate the love for their pets using the Heritage Makers online publishing system. (Lisa is a Founding Director of Heritage Makers - Independent Consultant) To help raise money for animal rescue, she donates her commission from Keepsake Bracelet sales.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness for me is living a life with purpose and gratitude. My perfect happiness "recipe" also includes the love for my family members, both two and four-legged; laughter, discovery, silliness and making a difference to as many lives as I can. Oh - and lots of cheese.
If you could come back as a dog or a cat, which one would it be & why?
I'd want to come back as a dog named Maggie or Snert who works as a Therapy Dog in a nursing home or seniors day centre. Now that's specific! (Working with seniors is another passion of mine). I am so drawn to the amazing bond that people have with their pets and the incredible benefits that animals can have on the sick, lonely and vulnerable in our world.
What is your pets most treasured possession?
We have a big chair in the living room full of his "stuffies" which we
affectionately refer to as Oscar's Tickle Trunk. His favorite by far is
"Fuzzy Fox", a stuffing-free dog toy with squeakers on both ends. He
hides it, chews on it, sleeps with it..... It's like his security
Your proudest achievement so far?
I illustrated a children's book several years ago (Three Grin Salad, A
Kid's Recipe for a Happy and Healthy Life) which was a finalist in the
USA Best Book Awards in the kids category. I don't know how to draw
noses though, and probably never will.
Who are your heroes in real life?I recently lost my Dad who passed away suddenly at the age of 80. He was my true hero. He taught me the importance of being kind and compassionate and true to your heart. He was also my biggest fan and my number one fishing buddy. I'm going to miss him something terrible but I'll carry him in my heart forever.