I can’t seem to get enough of heroic dogs these days. Thanks to all of my readers who bought LOOK AGAIN, A Novella, I was able to send a nice little check to Hero Dogs (based in Brookville, MD), and I will do the same thing in October, November, and December. Hopefully, our donations will provide the training and care needed for one or more disabled veterans to get their service dog.
Speaking of service dogs, I have two more heroic dogs to tell you about. Their stories can be read in these two biographies:
First is HAATCHI and LITTLE B. Haatchi was an Anatolian Shepherd puppy who was left for dead on railroad tracks. Even though he was terribly disabled from being struck by a train, a loving couple gave him a home and introduced him to Little B, their son who was born with a rare chromosomal disorder. “Wendy Holden’s Haatchi & Little B is the true story of an astonishing little boy, a very special dog, and the inspiring, inseparable pair that they make together.” You can buy your copy at Amazon.
The next biography is TRUSTING CALVIN, the story of a chocolate lab taken in by Holocaust survivor, Max Edelman. Max had seen Nazi-trained shepherds kill and eat his fellow Jews.Beaten by guards during his captivity, he suffered damage to his eyes, but he survived the Holocaust and went on to live a successful life in America. Blindness followed his retirement, and he came to need a service dog. That’s when Calvin came into his life. But dogs like Calvin can sense deep-down mistrust, and it took the dog saving Max’s life for Max to understand the depth of canine devotion. As Amazon describes it, “Here is the remarkable, touching story of a man who survived history and the dog that unlocked his heart.”
Is it any wonder I love dogs so much? Read these books, and you will, too!