A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill

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The true life story of a dog who changed everything for one woman. For the first time in my life, I didn't need to pretend, I didn't need to be tough: I only needed to be honest. "I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I'm not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it's hard to just bend down and get it." I waited anxiously for the interviewer's response. She smiled. "It sounds like a service dog could be great for you." So began Leigh Brill's journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger. The struggling college student and the Labrador with a "a coat like sunshine" and a tail that never stopped wagging became an instant team. Together, they transformed a challenge into a triumph. Together, they inspired and educated everyone they met. Now, Leigh honors her friend with the story of their life, together.

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Published April 1, 2010 by Bell Bridge Books. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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I could see this book becoming part of school curriculum that could bring about changes in the way the public understands the role of service dogs as genuine working dogs, not simply a pet, nor as a cane-on-paws, but an intricate combination of heart and instinct that enriches human lives.

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Psych Central

Consider these surprising studies concerning the benefit of trained service dogs to help all kinds of disabilities:.

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