My first guide, a black lab named Poppy, retired young due to anxiety issues. At the time, I was devastated, but I later realized that her real purpose in our family was not to work for me for a long time. That was just to bring her to us. Her ultimate purpose was to be with my Mom through some very difficult transitions in her own life.
She needed Poppy more than I did, as I could go on to work with a dog who was better suited for me. Mom took Poppy in because she knew how important it was to me that Poppy remain in the family soI could still spend time with her. She put up with Poppy's fear of storms that lead to damage to Mom's home, shredded blankets, and some sleepless nights.
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They took care of each other through some tough times when Mom needed someone to look after and needed the company. I'm thankful they were able to help each other that way. I've written tributes to both Maggie and Poppy on my blog. This certainly sounds like a book I can't wait to read, especially since it has a happy ending for the author. Post a Comment. A testament to a life-long obsession with reading Read with us!
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This was no mistake though. Everything this woman writes, even the dark stuff, is a special treat. Her prose is amazingly easy to read. At times, she brings the real Florida, the one beyond the walls of Disney, to life. She describes it almost to the point where you can smell the humidity, the sea air, and the local fish camp. Other times she will tell heartbreaking tales of prejudice, abuse, spirituality , and of a phoenix-like rising up from the ashes of dysfunction.
She is able to give us these gifts because of her own personal ghosts and demons, combined with her humility, creativity and goodness of heart. As with most memoirs, this one must have taken a huge amount of courage to write. But through the support of a loving spouse and her loyal dog, Katie, and years of healing, she has bared her soul to us with this novel.
Connie is the third generation of battered women in her family, a difficult pattern of enabling behavior from which to break free. Predictably, as a young adult, she enters into a relationship with a local celebrity has-been, thirty years her senior, who is addicted to alcohol, abusive, jobless, and a complete ass and waste of skin. And though I resent it, I cannot dissolve the feeling that I have brought this curse on myself, that I was born helpless and ignorant, and that he is simply fulfilling a cosmic will. My mind, as it always does in the heat of this accusation, split in half.
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