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I hope Brill's story will change people's attitudes towards service dogs and will educate the public about the important role they play. Twenty years after the American with Disabilities Act gave legal rights to people in need of service dogs, it is still necessary to invoke that right to bring a working dog to some workplaces. The author takes on an ignorant employer who failed to recognize her legal rights to have an accommodation for a disability--an accomodation that included fur and four paws. The reader feels her frustration and anger that was triggered by the experience.
Aside from the political and educational element of the story, the story is a touching one of a young woman finding confidence and happiness with a Labrador retriever by her side. Since I first saw the movie of Old Yeller, I have cried when I read about dogs and their relationships with humans. This book is no exception for me. I experienced triumphant moments with the author and also some very sad moments. It is a wonderful treat to read about the training of her dog and the team that results from labor and love. The reader will learn about charitable organizations that help these transformations occur in the lives of people by providing trained dogs for free.
The only shortcoming of this book was that it felt over-edited to me. Perhaps this is necessary because the target audience is young adult and teen readers, but I would have preferred that the author's strong voice resounded more, rather than being muffled in the writing process.Read more ›
Part of this book offers a wonderful example of the right reasons for legal enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (correcting the wrongs and preventing them from happening again to others, rather than the motivation of monetary gain.) Way to go, Leigh!
I downloaded this free to my Kindle but would gladly have paid for the privilege of reading this story. Of course, you know what happens at the end of EVERY animal story, right? This one's no exception. Have kleenex handy.
I got this book for free and I see now that the book is listed for $9.39. I would not pay for this book.
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Very well written, lots of lab character and love, the funny sense of need and total concentration given by a service dog!Published 6 days ago by patb
This was a very touching memoir of a courageous woman and her relationship with her service dog. It was so well written that I felt as though they became my friends during this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cherie H. Albert
Every dog lover and anyone who is or knows someone who needs help and support will love this story.Published 4 months ago by ronnie greenberg
This is an excellent story told by Slugger's sweet owner, Leigh Brill. She does a great job and really gives an accurate picture of what it is like to be disabled and to have the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by PapillonOne
Well written, animal and human characters are real. What wonderful service dogs Leigh was so fortunate to live with as partners.Published 5 months ago by Jeri L. Solon
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