This is the story of Sophie, a rough-coated Collie who was a certified therapy dog for over twelve years. You will learn about her remarkable life, the lives she touched, and the lessons both she and I learned. This book is also a tribute to all people and their pets that do therapy work, and it will be an inspiration to dog owners everywhere.
Sophie . . . Best Friends Are Forever is meant to honor Sophie's memory and to make people realize how important it is to give back in this world. With Sophie, every day was a new beginning and started with a clean slate. In her work, she also left the patients that she interacted with and their visitors happier and in a state of emotional healing.
You will learn of Sophie's story from the beginning on the eve of September 11, 2001. You will follow Sophie's life in an amazing occurrence of facts and circumstances aligning themselves together that became the special story of Sophie.
Learn what it takes to be a certified therapy dog, and learn how you can help senior dogs with alternative medicine. This also includes commentaries by Dr. Erin O'Connor of Vitality Animal Chiropractic Center and Dr. Vivian Grant of Autumn Green Animal Hospital. Listen in on Sophie visiting patients at the hospital and nursing homes.
If you are a dog lover, you will certainly enjoy this book as you experience the ups and downs and emotions of Sophie's story. Even if you don't have a dog, you will still enjoy and be part of the experiences of the people that Sophie met. Finally, you can learn Sophie's most important lesson- that every day is a gift.
All of the net proceeds of this book will be donated to a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) charity named Lizzy's Fund that benefits senior dogs https://www.lizzysfund.org/.
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About the Author
Writing the book was difficult work, and it took a year to complete. It was certainly much harder, both physically and emotionally, than I thought it would be but I felt rewarded after the effort. Sophie's story was an amazing one and I realize now that I had a great privilege to accompany her along her journey.
I began doing Animal Assisted Therapy work in 2002 with Sophie, and continue now with my current dogs, Pixie and Rosebud. I also have been a Tester/Observer with the Certified Therapy Dog program run through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (formerly Therapy Dogs, Inc.) since 2012. My goal of this book was to help transmit the feelings and emotions that Sophie exuded to all those she met. If I have accomplished some of that, I consider it a success.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A must read for all dog lovers. I couldn't put it down. A remarkable story about a remarkable dog.