A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and by Bob Drury

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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Chapter 14 gives you the scoop on how to housetrain your four-legged friend. ߜ They follow their noses. Humorist Dave Barry makes his living by being funny — but when he described the Beagle as a nose with four legs, he wasn’t kidding. A dog with a nose sensitive enough to detect one piece of contraband fruit in a pile of luggage is likely to be far more tuned in to the world of smells than a human being would be. Such is the case with the Beagle, who — like the hound that he is — lives to follow the scent.

Do you have a veterinarian, or do you know of one? Either way, a yes shows that you can get professional care for the puppy you’re considering. See Chapter 5 for additional advice on choosing a vet. Gimme shelter If you’re OK with getting an older puppy or adult dog, you may well find the Beagle of your dreams at your local animal shelter. Chapter 3: Gonna Find Me a Beagle 39 Maybe you thought that animal shelters carry only mixed-breed dogs, and that you’re not likely to find a purebred dog like a Beagle.

No animal can replace another. Each dog, whether he’s a Beagle or any other breed, is a unique individual and deserves to be appreciated as such. If you’re still processing the loss of your previous pooch, you’re not going to appreciate the special qualities a new dog will bring to your life. For both your sake and the new dog’s, hold off on bringing that dog into your life until your sadness and anger over the loss of the previous dog give way to happy memories. I promise you that change will happen — in time.

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