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Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

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Forced into early retirement by a spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly left his family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. A lifelong dog lover, the former hard-driving attorney is drawn to a local group that rescues retired racing greyhounds. When Comet, a once-abused cinnamon-striped racer, chooses to “adopt” Wolf, he has no idea that a life-altering relationship has begun—for both of them.

Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skills—walking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or children—so Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to thrive in the real world. Gradually, a confident but mysterious spirit emerges from the stunning animal. And when Wolf’s health starts to worsen, the tables turn and Comet must now help Wolf with the most basic skills.

Wolf teaches her to be a service dog, and soon enough she’s hauling his wheelchair at top speed through airport terminals, towing his cart through the grocery store, helping him get out of bed, and attracting friends to Wolf’s isolated world. She plays a crucial role in restoring his health and even saving his marriage. Their unshakable faith in each other makes them winners once again.

Synopsis:

What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of andldquo;manandrsquo;s best friendandrdquo;? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can we learn from them? And why is it so difficult to say good-bye? Join B.J. Hollars as he attempts to find outandmdash;beginning with an ancient dog cemetery in Ashkelon, Israel, and moving to the present day.

Hollarsandrsquo;s firsthand reports recount a range of stories: the arduous existence of a shelter officer, a womanandrsquo;s relentless attempt to found a senior-dog adoption facility, a familyandrsquo;s struggle to create a one-of-a-kind orthotic for its bulldog, and the particular bond between a blind woman and her Seeing Eye dog. The book culminates with Hollarsandrsquo;s own cross-country journey to Hartsdale Pet Cemeteryandmdash;the countryandrsquo;s largest and oldest pet cemeteryandmdash;to begin the long-overdue process of laying his own childhood dog to rest.

Through these stories, Hollars reveals much about our pets but even more about the humans who share their lives, providing a much-needed reminder that the world would be a better place if we took a few cues from manandrsquo;s best friends.

Synopsis:

Comet's Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

About the Author

Steven D. Wolf is an active participant in greyhound advo- cacy. He divides his time between Omaha, Nebraska, and Sedona, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616200459
Subtitle:
What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human
Author:
Wolf, Steven
Author:
Padwa, Lynette
Author:
Hollars, B. J.
Author:
Wolf, Steven D.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Subject:
PETS / General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20151101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 photograph
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of andldquo;manandrsquo;s best friendandrdquo;? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can we learn from them? And why is it so difficult to say good-bye? Join B.J. Hollars as he attempts to find outandmdash;beginning with an ancient dog cemetery in Ashkelon, Israel, and moving to the present day.

Hollarsandrsquo;s firsthand reports recount a range of stories: the arduous existence of a shelter officer, a womanandrsquo;s relentless attempt to found a senior-dog adoption facility, a familyandrsquo;s struggle to create a one-of-a-kind orthotic for its bulldog, and the particular bond between a blind woman and her Seeing Eye dog. The book culminates with Hollarsandrsquo;s own cross-country journey to Hartsdale Pet Cemeteryandmdash;the countryandrsquo;s largest and oldest pet cemeteryandmdash;to begin the long-overdue process of laying his own childhood dog to rest.

Through these stories, Hollars reveals much about our pets but even more about the humans who share their lives, providing a much-needed reminder that the world would be a better place if we took a few cues from manandrsquo;s best friends.

"Synopsis" by ,

Comet's Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

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