In a world that reveres perfection and disdains anything less, most of us realize that nothing and no one can truly measure up. Yet, when it comes to choosing companion animals, most folks won’t settle for less. These stories are about those animals who, through birth or injury, have been rendered less than perfect, and the humans who found love enough to welcome them into their hearts and homes. Almost Perfect allows you to share the immeasurable rewards those people have found. Learn what courage really is from Colbi, a blind Alaskan Husky, as he trades a hellish life in a puppy mill for the challenges of farm living. Be inspired by Ruby, the irrepressible Labrador-Doberman mix who adapts to a devastating, muscle-eating disease by learning to truly roll with the punches. Follow Cagney, the paraplegic rat, who struggles along with his human mom through her Master’s thesis. Be inspired by the joy and grace with which Tux, a handsome black-and-white cat, navigates a life of almost complete paralysis. Root for tiny, blind Idgie to beat the mean streets of Philadelphia to become a Thanksgiving miracle kitten. Give yourself permission to believe once more as you enjoy these true and heartwarming stories of animals that have overcome physical handicaps to share happy, full lives with their human companions.
About the Author
Eleven authors from the Unites States, Canada and Greece share their love of special animals. Most of these contributors either work with animals for a living, as volunteers, or have rescued animals from shelters, and know just how much these creatures add to the quality of human lives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This heart warming book about people who love and care for all types of pets with disabilities, from birth defects to injuries, moved me. I found myself caught up in every short tale of love and acceptance and rejoicing over each life. The life lessons this little volume contains are numerous. It is a book that can be read by older children and adults alike. Wonderful.