Faith. Trust. Triumph. “I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.” George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.” Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too. —From the Introduction Every moment in Michael Hingson’s and Roselle’s lives seemed to lead up to this day. When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center’s north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, a district sales manager for a data protection and network security systems company, was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Paired for twenty-one months, man and dog spent that time forging a bond of trust, much like police partners who trust their lives to each other. Michael couldn’t see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle’s judgment and not to panic. They were a team. Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.
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In Thunder-Dog's newest adventure, we find that while he's taken out for a walk he makes a daring get away leading him into all sorts of trouble. Author Bio: B. Lynn lives in Western New York with her family. She has discovered the joy of writing and illustrating her own stories. She loves animals of all kinds as they help to inspire her stories and artwork. She now has two wonderful children's books published - Thunder Dog the Frog Dog and Thunder Dog the Muddy Dog. Stay tuned for Thunder Dog's next adventure! keywords: Thunder Dog, Muddy, Playground, Puddle, Children's Book, Grandma, Adventure, Trouble
It is about a dog that thinks he is a frog and wants to try to fit in but realizes he does not need to change how he looks.
As “the new heir apparent to Tony Hillerman,”* Kirk Mitchell brings us back to Indian country with investigator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs Emmett Parker, “a great guy to keep around.” (New York Times Book Review) Badly wounded, Emmett Parker has come home. After thirteen years of assignments that took him to every Indian nation but his own, the veteran investigator has finally arrived in Oklahoma to heal. At once a son of the Nuhmuhnuh (“the People,” as the Comanche call themselves) and a government investigator, he has ties to both sides—and is about to discover which side pulls harder. On the reservation, Emmett finds a web of familial and tribal duties—and what could become a class action suit, with Indian plaintiffs suing the BIA for oil funds. Drawn into the controversy, Emmett is then accused of murder by an investigator of his own blood. And now, a man who used to be the law is running from it… *Midwest Book Review
“The Other Woman,” is the third party to a two way love affair. “The Other Woman” is not satisfied with the way her life is going, so she adds lust, and lies, to her tale of woe, as she helps her married lover, become classified as a hoe. If loving this married man is wrong, “The Other Woman,” don’t want to be right. She takes drastic measures in order to keep him in her bed at night. “The Other Woman” is not your friend! She is not one in whom you can depend! Your bedroom secrets, are not for her ears! She will try to take your man, And leave you drowning in tears. Life and death, lies in the palm of “The Other Woman’s” hands! When she can’t have her way, she puts a witch (Mamselle Marie) in the plan. Hell hath no fury like “The Other Woman” scorn! She vows to get her lover back, just as sure as she was born!
Well known for her landmark book, Excel-Erated Learning, author Pam Reid entertains and educates all who live with, love or are lucky enough to make their living with dogs in these 40+ essays about her work with animals.
Where's The Thunder, There's Fire. . . Higbee Colorado, population 147, is booming. A visionary named Garrison Wade is building a railroad to connect Higbee to the Santa Fe. But a family named Clinton has its own selfish reasons for making sure these bands of steel go nowhere--and they've brought in a ruthless killer to derail Wade's plan. . . Falcon MacCallister owes a debt to the would-be railroad man Wade--and has a score to settle with the Clinton's hired gunman. But Falcon knows that Higbee is going to be torn to pieces; neighbors, families and lovers bitterly divided. For a man who has known war and peace, the fastest way to the end of a tragedy is straight through the blood and tears--behind the light of a blazing gun. . .