Anton was a dog, that is to say a small Labrador cross. Her black coat became greyer and greyer through the years until her muzzle was almost white as snow. Anton was actually a girl dog, but the old man who owned her first did not know that and gave her this name, which she kept all her life. It was a beautiful name after all.
Anton loved the sun. She took pleasure in dozing in the sunshine soaking up the warmth with her black coat. Most of all, though, Anton loved to be surrounded by her family.
‘Anton, Heaven and the Sea’ offers parents and other interested readers ideas how to explain loss and death in a way appropriate for children, and shows how such loss can be processed within the family.
"This story, and through it, the emotional processing of what had happened, helped my family to integrate a challenging and difficult matter into our everyday life." Read more about Anne's motives.