Joy Unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog

Joy Unleashed: The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510702400
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 583,812
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jean Baur has published widely in both fiction and nonfiction, and is known for her keen observations, humor and direct style. Jean is a dynamic speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association, and Bella is very well behaved. Jean and Bella reside in Stonington, Connecticut.

Aimee Scott is a special education teacher with twenty years experience. She teaches at LEARN's intensive program in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and is known for her ability to connect with students with special needs. She loves her "cherubs." She and Jean and Bella worked together at Deans Mill School, Stonington, Connecticut, and Aimee resides in Waterford.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Foreword ix

Introduction xii

Part I Early Days 1

1 What Were We Thinking? 3

2 This Is a Crazy Place: Hospital Orientation 8

3 The Cat Is Not a Snack 13

4 The Infusion Room 18

5 Baby Steps 26

6 Dealing with the Unexpected 31

7 Progress 37

Part II Finding the Right Job 43

8 Saying Goodbye 45

9 One Step Forward and Fifteen Back 54

10 Beverly 60

11 An Ail-American Dog 68

12 Leonard 76

13 Time to Walk Away 85

Part III Sit, Stay, Paws Up 91

14 Navigating Through a Hospital 93

15 Canine Good Citizen 101

16 Bonding 111

17 The Therapy Dog Certification Test 117

18 When a Dog Is Like a Teenager 123

19 Revolving Door 129

Part IV Working Girl 137

20 Expect Nothing, Be Surprised 139

21 We Go to School 145

22 Favorites Can Still Bite 152

23 What We Do 159

24 Invitations 166

25 Beverly's Blessing 175

26 Every Dog Has a Story 181

27 Our Very Own School 190

28 Slowness Is the New Kindness 200

29 Legacy from Angus 209

30 At the End There Is a Dog 220

A Note from the Author 234

Further Reading 236

Therapy Dog Websites/Organizations 241

Acknowledgments 243

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