A Dog Named Slugger

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I just finished this wonderful book about an amazing service dog. Though Slugger was a lab and not a Dobe it is a remarkable story just the same. Highly recommended. If you have a kendle or kendle app for your computer or other device you can download a free electronic version at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/A-Dog-Named-Slugger-ebook/dp/B003LN2BOG/ref=tmm_ki...

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Thanks for that Ralieghs dad, im going out for an e reader tomorrow :) not sure if it will be compatible if not a kindle?

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I'm using the kindle app on my iPad. I'll bet the book is available in other formats as well. I was hesitant about ebooks at first but now i appreciate the convenience.

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I researched ways to train a service dog before we got Steve because I was interested in teaching him some of the tasks.  There is a website floating around where a handicapped woman trained her own dog and he was a doberman.  I wish I had saved the thread.

I will have to look up the book when I'm done reading all the ones I've stocked up for the break from school.  Thanks for the suggestion!

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kindles can hold over 500 books all in that little 8cm package.....be hesitant to use it in the bath though, but great for taking away with you.

Every now and then i smuggle Q into work if im doing a night duty and he will often keep somebody company if they are awake

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I recently finished a book (actual ink print on paper ) that is a little outside my normal fare that is a very good read. It's not a real long book, but very good story. The title is "Lost & Found" by Jacqueline Sheehan. I found it at Sam's, and only bought it because of the cover.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Found-Jacqueline-Sheehan/dp/B001CJP2EM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1295233991&sr=1-2


Q-Tip - if I recall correctly, you are in the Medical field, so Q must be keeping your "customers" company in the evenings. Gee, the few times I have been in the Hospital, I was never so lucky as to have such a companion. As you know, we sleep a few hours, up a few hours, sleep a few hours, etc all night. Not much interesting on TV at 3 in the morning, but a warm furry friend would have been great.

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Oh lord, I basically lived in the hospital and I would have given anything for any one to have brought in a furry critter. They were not allowed when I was living in the hospital, instead we got those ugly brown sock monkeys with the big red lips given to us - live animal - sock monkey - no question which I prefer.

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Oh how I hope and pray that I can get my kids to a point where they can be therapy dogs.  Nothing means more to me...if they aren't great at anything else but are great service dogs I would be exstatic!!!  About 2 months ago my grandma fell and broke 5 ribs and tore a lung...she spent a long time in the hospital and then went to a rehab facility for over a month.  When I would visit her everyone looked so lonely, like they were just left there to die.  I can't explain how horrible it made me feel, it made my desire for service dogs even greater.  I would love to spend my free time with my kids at nursing homes, children hospitals ect.  

There is a training school here that does therapy classes and training...I think Athena is finally getting to the age where we can start working in this...I hope I hope I hope

...Dreaming of that little red vest.....