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  • Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal
  • Dava Guerin
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  • 12 September 2018
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Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal

Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal Read & Download ´ 109 Ssack Crixus a German shepherd pit bull mix Isaac a golden Labrador mix and manyVets and Pets is an overdue salute to American heroesthose who have worn the uniform of their countryand the four legged friends with whom they have bonded on the road to recoveryMichael Smerconish radio and TV host columnist New York Times bestselling author Most of us cannot imagine the challenges our wounded warriors face when they come home Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris tell their stories honestly and beautifully And Vets and Pets brings you inside one of the little known corners of that world How soldiers and their companion animals bond and help one another make new lives Vets and Pets will touch your soul and inspire your heartJonathan V Last senior writer at The Weekly Standard and author of The Dadly Virtues and What to Expect When No One s Expecting Kevin Ferris and Dava Guerin have done it again writing another important book honoring our veterans The special bonds and relationships forged between veterans and their pets comes to vivid life in this powerful book through over a dozen stories The healing power of these companions is evident as they ease the physical and invisible scars of war Inspiring and upliftingPatrick K O Donnell bestselling author and historian of books including The Unknowns and Washington s Immortals Anyone who loves our veterans or pets will come away from this book reinvigorated and restored We ask much of our veterans devotion loyalty and bravery And they give it without hesitation As a nation we should provide the same and take example from their pet companions who do so much to help them re join societyJohn Yoo former Deputy Assistant US Attorney General and current Emanuel S Heller Professor of Law University of California at Berkeley School of Law Vets and Pets begins with a disturbing statistic More thanveterans have been injured in fighting in Ira and Afghanistan many suffering from traumatic brain injuries or post traumatic stress disorder This book tells the story of some wounded soldiers like Marine Cpl Justin Crabbe who lost his legs a thumb and fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan Read about his relationship with his service dog Gnome and witness the unbelievable healing power of petsJennifer Lin author of Shanghai Faithful Betrayal Few bonds have the intensity as those forged in the militaryties that too often fray when service members return to civilian life just when theyre most needed Vets and Pets shades that narrative with compassion and humor and hope with its tales of wounded warriors and the animal companions whose loyal steady presence eases injuries disabling to body and psyche alike I dont see Max as a horse says a Navy vet I see him as a comrade as a friend Gwen Florio author of the Lola Wicks mystery

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Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal Read & Download ´ 109 Series Talented authors and true patriots Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris have once again stepped up to honor Americas true heroesour veterans In Vets and Pets Guerin and Ferris compassionately explore the invaluable role that animals play in the healing of our wounded warriors and the unbreakable bond that invariably ensues Often heartrending yet always inspiring the stories told in Vets and Pets will ultimately renew your faith that honor love and devotion tenaciously endureand that they are not the exclusive domain of those who walk uprightNick Brandi Literary Editor Westchester Magazine and Coastal Style We reach and theyre near We call and they come They sense what we dont choose to say or never would say to anyone We hold our pets near and the vets in these moving stories hold their dogs and birds and horses and pigs especially nearas guides as protection as most accommodating friends Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris have searched for and found the light in the lives of our wounded warriorsBeth Kephart author of books including Handling the Truth On the Writing of Memoir and Tell the Truth Make It MatterExperience firsthand the inspiring and heartwarming bonds between wounded veterans and their service and companion animals Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors veterans and other service members and their service and companion animals Whether these special relationships are with dogs cats horses pigs or even birds of prey readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives Tyler struggled to adjust to civilian life after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan until he met his intelligent and willfully disobedient red European Doberman pinscher Apollo Vietnam veteran Patrick regained a sense of well being and hope through the study of birds of prey Max the horse has helped numerous veterans learn to trust improve their communication and increase their self confidence and self esteem Mandi discovered that the intelligence and unconditional love of pigs were exactly what she needed to heal from an abusive past and a disappointing army training injury These are just a few of the uplifting stories that are featured in this striking collection In addition to exploring the uniue lifelong bonds that can develop between veterans and their animal companions Vets and Pets spotlights extraordinary nonprofits that unite wounded warriors with service and companion animals including Pets for Patriots Hooves Marching for Mercy Horses Helping Heroes and Avian Veteran Alliance among others A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Pets for Patrio

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Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal Read & Download ´ 109 These stories will make you laugh and of course cryand if you don t have one they will make you desperately wish for a petSo enjoy this wonderful bookom the Foreword by former First Lady Barbara Bush founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy As someone who has seen first hand the special significance of service pets and how they truly bring a healing joy to our service members this new book Vets and Pets Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris illustrates their enduring bonds I m hopeful that this book will also bring awareness to the great non profit programs that support our warriors and the dedicated Americans who care about our heroes both human and animal Together they help each other heal from the visible and invisible wounds of warGary Sinise award winning actor veterans advocate and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation which serves our nation s defenders and their families Thank you to Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris for this compilation of compelling stories created in an effort to raise awareness about the many benefits of encouraging and facilitating animal adoptions for members of the military communityom the Foreword by Andrea Arden Animal Planet s pet expert and New York City s best dog trainer as named by New York magazine and the Daily News Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris have tapped into one of the most important ways in which wounded troops are managing to heal by leaning on their pets In some cases these highly trained dogs sniffed out mines and saved troops lives in the war zone Now they are literally saving those lives again as these warriors learn to navigate back home A poignant tale of survival and resilienceJennifer Griffin FOX News Vets and Pets is filled with moving stories about the wounds our warriors suffer not all of them physical and the way their pets and service animals help make them whole again The vets Guerin and Ferris profile have served their country with courage and honor the pets they profile have loved and protected these vets when they are most vulnerable You will finish this book understanding how a love of animals makes ushumanPeter Collier New York Times bestselling author of Medal of Honor Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty We pet owners have long known the medicinal value that comes from loving animals No wonder then that many of our returning veterans themselves facing the gravest of injuries have found solace and a path toward mental health from the company of service dogs and companion animals In Vets and Pets Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris provide an uplifting collection of stories about wounded warriors and those who have aided their rehabilitation Tessa the cat pigs Darwin Greta and Sir Gaddy Max the horse a pit bull named Co