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Comet's tale : how the dog I rescued saved my life

Author: Steven D Wolf; Lynette Padwa
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
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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 begunfor both of them. Racers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wolf, Steven D., 1954-
Comet's tale.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
(DLC) 2012024260
(OCoLC)776528023
Named Person: Steven D Wolf; Steven D Wolf
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Wolf; Lynette Padwa
ISBN: 9781616201869 161620186X 9781616203344 161620334X
OCLC Number: 812925858
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Steven D. Wolf with Lynette Padwa.

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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 begunfor both of them. Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skillswalking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or childrenso 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.

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