A Dog Named Slugger

A Dog Named Slugger

The True Story of the Friend Who Changed My World

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Memphis, TN : Bell Bridge Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780984325658
0984325654
Branch Call Number: 636.7527 BRILL
Characteristics: x, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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