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Publisher's Summary

For the first time in my life, I didn't need to pretend, I didn't need to be tough: I only needed to be honest. "I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I'm not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it's hard to just bend down and get it." I waited anxiously for the interviewer's response. She smiled. "It sounds like a service dog could be great for you."
So began Leigh Brill's journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger.
The struggling college student and the Labrador with a "a coat like sunshine" and a tail that never stopped wagging became an instant team. Together, they transformed a challenge into a triumph. Together, they inspired and educated everyone they met. Now, Leigh honors her friend with the story of their life, together.
©2010 Leigh Brill (P)2015 BelleBooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gayle on 09-04-15

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

What an absolutely wonderful audiobook. I laughed (socks, cheese, and manure piles), cried, learned about CP, service dogs, and the ADA. Slugger gave Leigh the courage to live her life fully despite her disability and she gave him unconditional love. Kenda's support was uplifting. A beautiful story of an exceptional dog....VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-16

Great read for dog lovers

This is a well written tribute to an amazing dog and an education for those unfamiliar with service dogs.

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