By Lisa J. Edwards

She idea she used to be rescuing an deserted puppy.
Turns out, he used to be rescuing her.

The very last thing Lisa Edwards wanted used to be a brand new puppy. but if she stumbled on an deserted clutter on Halloween, her center went out to the runt who walked into partitions and couldn't regular his toes. Lisa--healing from prior abuse and fighting consistent ache from a prolonged scientific condition--saw a bit herself in little Boo. And whilst he snuggled, helpless, opposed to her, she knew he used to be intended to be hers.

The dunce of obedience classification with negative eyesight and an awkward gait, Boo used to be the least most probably of heroes. but together with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has replaced numerous lives via his paintings as a treatment dog--helping a mute six-year-old boy to talk, coaxing flow from a paralyzed woman and stirring lifestyles in a ninety-four-year-old nun with Alzheimer's. yet possibly Boo's maximum miracle is the best way he remodeled Lisa's lifestyles, giving her the best reward of all--faith in herself.

This is the inspiring actual tale of "the little puppy who could," yet greater than that, it's the tale of ways one girl and one puppy rescued each one other--a relocating tribute to wish, resilience and the transformative energy of unconditional love.

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I was away at law school when Tippy died—­in December. A few years later, my brother Jay had a motorcycle accident on December 1 and wound up in intensive care, not expected to live. He spent a week in a coma and several more weeks in intensive and critical care and then a rehab facility. The family spent Christmas at his hospital bedside in the critical care unit of the General Hospital. He survived, with a twelve-­inch scar down his chest, a few nuts and bolts in his body, and no memory of December.

Seamus was curled in his bed, wrapped around half of a sourdough loaf with the other half still protruding from inside his belly. Apparently he had a job to finish. As we walked toward him, he chomped down on the bread, attempting to swallow it whole. Chris moved toward him quickly. Seamus growled and gulped simultaneously. Back off, Food Guy, this one’s mine! Chris cornered Seamus and reached for the chunk of bread. Seamus clenched his jaw tighter around the loaf and curled his lip, exposing more of the bread and his teeth.

When Chris and I sat on the couch, Seamus came over, quietly and a bit more calmly, sniffing Chris’s pants and paying no attention to me. Chris petted the dog’s head, and I noticed he looked about as comfortable as I did when people forced me to hold or coo over their babies. But, okay, there was no growling or fighting. And neither one looked like they’d be biting the other anytime soon. ” I ventured. Chris widened his eyes at me. ” “Well, he didn’t know you, and you walked right into the house.

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