Tess Tessier was my mom
She loved to travel with dogs and entertained and educated teachers and children with her shows about the arctic, bears and sometimes a fashion show.
Enjoy this video of her back in the days of visiting schools.
Iceberg Tea was self published as she wanted a hard cover and she thought she could make more money selling it herself. The story is based on her travels to the Arctic through the eyes of her dog Gigi.
To read Iceberg Tea as pdf, click the book cover to the left. To read it as a magazine click the copy to the right. It can be read in full screen. I still have copies left so email me at admin@IssuesMagazine.net if you want one.
White Spirit Bear was her second book published by Hancock House and is available through them. If I get permission you might be able to read that one two. Inspired by Gimpy, a white bear at the local garbage dump in Terrace and her love of saving bears once she knew the facts about this rare species. She did her best to get the Olympic Committee to have the White Spirit Bear as the mascot. The Vahaallah assos in Winlaw etc
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At one point mom had 12 dogs and a cat that travelled in her motor home and she a seamstress sew costumes. Her philosophy and toured the schools teaching children her philospohy of Caring and Sharing telling children thather dogs came in all colors and they all got along so we should be able to