By Bob Drury
A decade in the past, former army counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious younger daughter, Kyria, on a visit to a nursing domestic with a view to let its citizens to play with their relations puppy, a golden retriever named riley. Terry used to be astounded via the modifications that opened up sooner than his eyes. quickly after, Terry and Kyria begun their carrier puppy association, paws4people, with the aim of pairing canine with people short of therapeutic, together with traumatized and wounded warfare veterans and kids dwelling with actual, emotional, and highbrow disabilities.
In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and writer Bob Drury movingly captures the tale of a 12 months within the lifetime of paws4people and the damaged our bodies and souls the association mends. The booklet follows the adventure of doggies bred by way of the association from their loving, if rigorous, early education to an emotional occasion that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," the place each one person provider puppy chooses its new proprietor via a nearly mystical connection that ignites the therapeutic technique. Incorporating shiny storytelling, insights into canines knowledge, heritage, technological know-how, and relocating stories of non-public transformation, A Dog's Gift is a narrative of miracles sure to be embraced through not just the 60 million american citizens who personal canine, yet through somebody with an entire middle and a loving soul.
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