Wheeler is an experienced educator and counselor who has been a handler of therapy dogs for more than ten years. During that time, she and her black Labrador retrievers, Lawrence and Albert, have visited hundreds of clients of all ages, from young children attending grief camps to elderly folks liv Healers come in many forms.
Successful Tails: The Wonders of Therapy Dogs
During that time, she and her black Labrador retrievers, Lawrence and Albert, have visited hundreds of clients of all ages, from young children attending grief camps to elderly folks living in nursing homes. Other dogs, like the gigantic Newfoundland named Chex Mix, offer a lapful of furry dog head to pet. It must have been a daunting task for Wheeler to gather the hundreds of caregiver testimonials, client quotations, pictures, stories, and poems that fill her book. The introductions are followed by stories about the miraculous bond between humans and dogs.
The stories are overwhelmingly positive, and readers may wonder about the challenges of bringing dogs into so many new situations.
Wheeler addresses the question briefly when mentioning the types of dogs that tend to be appropriate for this kind of work—gentle and intelligent breeds like shepherds and Labrador retrievers—and the screening process that happens before the dogs are allowed to work with strangers. The dogs are the stars of the stories, as evidenced by their detailed biographies, complete with portraits.
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Wheeler loves dogs, and it would be nearly impossible to come away from Successful Tails without sharing that affection. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About Patricia H. Patricia H.
Trivia About Successful Tails No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. For me, this is a reminder of a greater life condition.
How much love and loyalty go wasted, discarded and ignored in our own human worlds? This Success Story speaks directly to the triumph of a connection made and a thread sewn to heal all Life, animal and human alike. Meet Maggie, a San Felipe rescue, and a trained therapy dog. She was adopted by a kind couple, Dusty and Mike Dennis who decided to train Maggie as a therapy dog as a result of a recent experience in caring for a relative in a VA hospital.
Michael Sturdivan, U. Air Force , writes a poem about her:. The stories of love for Maggie and other dogs like her can be read in Patricia H.
It is a compilation of loving stories from patients and children, and shows how therapy dogs demonstrate loving acts that make recovery and learning possible for so many in need. If you would like to read more about therapy dogs and their ability to give healing love to children, seniors and our veterans, please visit Patricia H.
Available for sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. But when I faced down cancer, my Lab and my terrier stepped into a new role in my life. And they did it gracefully, and graciously, as dogs do.
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It's no big deal, you can almost hear them thinking. It's just what we do.
On the surface they are bundles of fur and wagging tails and stinky dog breath. But they can be so much more. They are survivors, healers, therapists, friends, protectors, playmates, caretakers, and rescuers.