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Animals and the Kids Who Love Them : Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion,9781577319597

Animals and the Kids Who Love Them : Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion

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An inspiring collection of stories about kids and their relationships with dogs, horses, cats, llamas, rabbits, and even turkeys. From Sparkles who saved lives with fire safety education to the turkey who loves music, each animal finds a way to love unconditionally and comfort, even heal, children.

Author Biography

Allen Anderson and Linda Anderson, both popular authors and speakers, live in Minneapolis, MN. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the American Humane Association, lives in Englewood, CO. Steve Dale writes a syndicated newspaper column, hosts two syndicated radio shows, and lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Miniature Horse Patty Pat Answers a Parent's Prayerp. 3
Midas Makes Our Dream Come Truep. 8
Surf Dog Ricochet Changes the World for Childrenp. 15
A Cat Therapist for Davidp. 27
The Turkey Who Helped a Blind Teenager Find Her Songp. 34
Justice for Children with Golden Caiteep. 41
Peter Pan's Nana Became My Daughters' Playmatep. 52
My Child with Autism and the Dog Who Adores Herp. 62
The Kindness of Horses, Llamas, and Chickensp. 69
Lille Is an Angel on a Leashp. 81
Missy's Magical Llamasp. 90
Simon, My Cat with Special Needs, Gives Hope to Childrenp. 96
Childhood Horses Saved My Lifep. 102
Casper the Rabbit Touched My Sonp. 106
The Horse Who Heard Christopher's First Wordsp. 113
Megan, My Bridge to Normalcyp. 118
Pepperoni the Turtle Teaches Jamesey about Changep. 123
Frankie and Jackson Face Life's Challenges Togetherp. 127
Reading to Queen Sassy and the Guinea Pigsp. 136
Unbreakable Willowp. 142
Rescued Dalmatian, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, Rescues Othersp. 149
Brut, My Brown-Eyed Boyp. 155
Bella Made Me Forget the Bulliesp. 160
A Dog Named Leaf Knows Where the Ow-ees Arep. 162
Afterwordp. 167
Appendix: What to Consider When Deciding to Bring a Pet into the Family: Interview with Sonia C. Velazquezp. 169
Acknowledgmentsp. 173
Notesp. 177
Contributorsp. 181
Additional Photographersp. 191
About Allen and Linda Andersonp. 193
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