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By David Frei

Publication ISBN: 9781937049232

David Frei’s heartwarming selection of tales concerning the treatment canine in his lifestyles and the folk whom they contact, Angel on a Leash celebrates the “ministry” that Frei stocks along with his spouse, Chaplain Cherilyn Frei, the director of religious care on the Ronald McDonald condo of recent York.Frei could be the such a lot recognizable face and identify within the puppy game, as “the Voice of Westminster,” the well-known long island kennel membership for which he has labored for the earlier 20 years, yet his actual ardour in canine is treatment work.

In the book’s eighteen chapters, Frei retells the tales of the standard miracles he’s witnessed his remedy canine practice over thousands of journeys to their favourite areas. at present in his moment new release of remedy canines, Frei supplies his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “Angel” and Brittany “Grace” all of the credits for the life-altering paintings they do cheering up unwell childrens at Morgan Stanley’s Children’s clinic, spending time with getting better sufferers at NewYork- Presbyterian health center, and putting a paw within the hand of world-weary veterans on the Washington DC VA clinical Center.

Never sappy or sentimental, Frei’s writing sort is simple and sincere with a swiftness that retains the reader turning pages (and wiping tears). past the inspiring storytelling, the ebook additionally deals useful recommendation to power treatment puppy handlers approximately the right way to get a puppy qualified with a formal registry, the duties that accompany remedy paintings, and the significance of group involvement.

Frei’s organization with Westminster yielded the formation of a nonprofit association referred to as Angel on a Leash (the book’s namesake), which Frei was once the most important founder. even though the association is now a separate entity from its well-known “parent,” most sensible in express winners of Westminster have often retired from the exhibit ring into the world of treatment paintings, receiving Frei’s encouragement and counsel. one of many beautiful moments captured within the book’s images part are photographs of Rufus, the coloured Bull Terrier; James, the English Spring Spaniel; and Uno, the Beagle, all ideal victors of the recognized exhibit, spending time with childrens on treatment visits.

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I usually try to move along after ten minutes, give or take. Thirty minutes is a long visit, but I saw no reason to leave her, as we were obviously doing something for Karen’s physical pain and her psychological pain. Besides, I had promised her that we would stay there until she told us to leave. ” “You aren’t holding us against our will,” I said, laughing. She smiled, too. indd 60 7/6/11 11:21:36 AM THIS IS WHY had walked into the room. I lifted Teigh from her bed and set him on the floor. He pushed his face back to Karen on the bed, and she gave him one last two-handed pet and a big smile.

Yes, I guess I am,” she said. “The first time in a while. All because of him. ” “He’s doing all the work; I’m just sitting here, watching you both. ” Teigh and I were in there for probably half an hour. I usually try to move along after ten minutes, give or take. Thirty minutes is a long visit, but I saw no reason to leave her, as we were obviously doing something for Karen’s physical pain and her psychological pain. Besides, I had promised her that we would stay there until she told us to leave.

Maybe his body has changed, and he now is experiencing new pain issues. Perhaps a dog has developed some tender spots due to arthritis and aging or perhaps from an injury. What happens if a patient accidentally touches the wrong spot, and the dog cries out in pain or turns and nips someone? Is that the dog’s fault? I think it’s the fault of the handler either for not knowing his or her dog well enough to be aware of the problem or for knowing about it and putting the dog in an untenable situation anyway.

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