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9780062218513 From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was â€œtoo disabled.â€ Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. â€œHow many people are stranded like I was,â€ she wondered, â€œwho would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?â€ A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirkâ€™s service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft- referred to as â€œManâ€™s Best Friendâ€ almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists. Melissa Fay Greene weaves the latest scientific discoveries about our co-evolution with dogs with Karenâ€™s story and a few exquisitely rendered stories of suffering children and their heartbroken families. Written with characteristic insight, humanity, humor, and irrepressible joy, what could have been merely touching is a penetrating, compassionate exploration of larger questions: about our attachment to dogs, what constitutes a productive life, and what can be accomplished with unconditional love.
The Sheridan Book Company Book : The Sheridan Book Company, UK, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good with a patch of the cover colour removed from a sticker being...
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Allen & Unwin 285 pages, book 1 in the Darwath Trilogy. Few small marks to pages, light tanning, few light marks to cover but otherwise a very good and very...