disabled critters in literature and TV

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Jack & Jill: The Miracle Dog with a Happy Tail to Tell

Post by FYI » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:45 am

Jack & Jill: The Miracle Dog with a Happy Tail to Tell by Jill Rappaport and Linda Solomon

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Jill-Miracle ... s+children#_
http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Jill-Miracle-Happy-Tail/dp/B003B652IU/ref=sr_1_92?ie=UTF8&qid=1353775216&sr=8-92&keywords=heaven+dogs+children#_ wrote:
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This is the true story of an abandoned puppy that was rescued by NBC's Today show correspondent Jill Rappaport. Jill named him Jack, and together they lived on a farm. Life with Jill was grand, all right! Jack spent his days running through fields, digging holes, playing with the horses, and chasing deer. But one day Jack's leg started to hurt. When Jill took him to the vet, she received bad news. Jack had bone cancer. In order to beat the disease, Jack's hurt leg had to be removed. Would life with only three legs be as grand as it was before?

Jack & Jill is the story of a brave dog and his loving owner making it up the hill together. Told from Jack's point of view and with beautiful photographs by Linda Solomon, the message of hope in this book will inspire children and adults alike.

Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Collins (April 21, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0061731366

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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by critters » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:37 pm

Get a load of this cover; I don't know anything about the book. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307279898

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Post by Bobbie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:33 pm

I read "The finer points of sausage dogs." Not my style of writing- sort of a funny whodunit type of thing. But I'm intrigued by the cover, too!
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Through Frankie's Eyes

Post by FYI » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:01 pm

Through Frankie's Eyes: One Woman's Journey to Her Authentic Self, and the Dog on Wheels Who Led the Way
Barbara Techel
http://www.amazon.com/Through-Frankies-Eyes-Journey-Authentic/dp/0980005299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362934573&sr=8-1 wrote:Book Description
Publication Date: February 2, 2013
Renowned novelist E.M. Forster wrote: "I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves." If your authentic self has disappeared beneath a burden of should haves or could haves—pleasing everyone but yourself, worrying about everything that's out of your control while ignoring what only you can change, settling for less than you know you can be—this is such a book. Author Barbara Techel has certainly gone farther down the path toward self-discovery than most of us have dared, and here she shares that journey with readers ready for its influence on their own choices. It's your time: to grow; to learn from a woman who's overcome her deepest fears to live joyfully, with integrity and intent; and to marvel at the magic of it happening under the guidance and knowing eyes of a small, red dog on wheels. Let this story seep into your consciousness and inspire you—indeed, allow you—to start or continue your own fulfilling journey to who you really are. You've picked up this book because you're craving the inspiration and uplift it so generously offers. Don't put it down. It’s a gift, if you're ready to accept it. Read it. Hold onto it to remind you that though you may have work to do, you absolutely can achieve the life you're striving for. Free yourself of the things that no longer matter, and embrace how beautiful the world is to someone who can see it…through Frankie's eyes.

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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by Bobbie » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:16 pm

I'll have to put that one on my list to read.
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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

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Cleft lip/palate dog. Fiction, but very realistic in that respect. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BKQ5OCC/?ie ... &tag=false

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Post by critters » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:05 am

This one says it has a blind cat, and it's free today (also posting on blind bb).
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EV0FAOG/?ie ... &tag=false

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Post by CarolC » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:41 pm

Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn. This is a very different kind of story, a true story about a man who commited a murder and then fooled everyone including the author for years. The man had murdered the adopted son of a wealthy woman he was renting a house from, and buried the body in the yard. The murdered son's wife also disappeared and was never found.

The author was living in Montana, and his wife was active in the local humane society, where they had a hunting dog come in partially paralyzed and incontinent. They began trying to find a home for the dog, and the man who was secretly a murderer replied to the ad offering to adopt the dog. He lived in New York and apparently the wheelchair dog was a Gordon Setter and he said he had another Gordon Setter already. (I am reporting this from hearing bits and pieces of the author interview on the radio.) The author ended up driving the dog part way to New York and then flying the dog the rest of the way, and that began a 15-year relationship with the adopter, who was a psychopath.

Years after the murder someone discovered the body of the murdered man when digging to install a swimming pool and eventually the murderer was caught and put in jail. This book is really the story about how the author was taken in and deceived by the murderer, who is serving 27 years.

I do not know what became of the dog, so if anyone reads the book, perhaps you can fill in the details.

This sounds like exactly the sort of book that could become a movie.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Will-Out-My ... 0871404516

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/10/288580904 ... anipulator

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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by critters » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:33 am

This one is true and has terrific little drawings about a CH cat. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/147744 ... r_thx_view


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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by CarolC » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:06 pm

critters wrote: spinal cord injury:
http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Ace-Easy-Reade ... =truslow+a
The one about Ace is about being disfigured, too. I think it's my favorite so far, because I just like him. :wub:

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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by critters » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:16 am

Oh, yeah, you're right! :oops: In fact, I classified him as such on the cover, although I mention his SCI inside. His wrinkled ears are the first thing you see, and his SCI is VERY mild (tail pull). Thanks! He's a sweetheart, and he LOVES his babies!! :wub:

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Re: disabled critters in literature and TV

Post by Bobbie » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:12 pm

A suggestion, if you have any control over it- a sample of Ace contains nothing except the cover picture and then it says "I hope you enjoyed this sample." It might be good to have it show a real page instead of the cover. (I know they only include a percent in samples but you want that percent to show what the book is like.)
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