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 on the way to let its citizens to play with their relatives puppy, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was once astounded via the differences that opened up prior to his eyes. quickly after, Terry and Kyria began their provider puppy association, paws4people, with the target of pairing canines with humans 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 yr within the lifetime of paws4people and the damaged our bodies and souls the association mends. The booklet follows the adventure of puppies bred through the association from their loving, if rigorous, early education to an emotional occasion that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," the place every one person carrier puppy chooses its new proprietor via a virtually mystical connection that ignites the therapeutic method. Incorporating shiny storytelling, insights into canines knowledge, background, technology, and relocating stories of non-public transformation, A Dog's Gift is a narrative of miracles certain to be embraced via not just the 60 million american citizens who personal canine, yet by way of somebody with an entire middle and a loving soul.
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Then it began to wiggle. “Come on, tell us what’s in the bag,” coaxed the fat man. “N-n-n-nothing,” stammered Henry. ” “Maybe it’s a rabbit,” suggested one passenger. ” “No, it’s too big for a rabbit,” said another. “I’ll bet it’s a baby,” said Scooter. ” Ribs began to whimper and then to howl. Crackle, crackle, crackle. Thump, thump, thump. Ribsy scratched his way out of the bag. ” exclaimed the fat man and began to laugh. ” “It’s just a skinny old dog,” said Scooter. 19 “He is not! ” Henry tried to keep Ribsy between his knees.
OK, sonny,” he said to Henry. ” “Yes, sir,” said Henry in a small voice. ” “You’re sorry! A lot of good that does. Look at this bus! ” “I didn’t mean to make any trouble,” said Henry. ” The fat man began to snicker. Then he chuckled. Then he laughed and then he roared. He laughed until tears streamed down his cheeks and all the other passengers were laughing, too, even the man with the hose and the lady with the apples. The driver didn’t laugh. ” he ordered. Ribsy whimpered and tucked his tail between his legs.
It grew louder and louder until it stopped right alongside the bus. ” he asked. ” gloated Scooter. ” “I’m him,” said Henry in a very small voice. “I am he,” corrected the lady with the apples, who had been a schoolteacher and 24 couldn’t help correcting boys. “You’d better come along with us,” said the policeman. ” said Scooter. “Surely going to get it,” corrected the apple lady. Henry and Ribsy followed the policeman off the bus and into the squad car, where Henry and the dog sat in the backseat.
A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend by Bob Drury