How the Dog I Rescued Saved My LifeBook - 2012
Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?
In Comet’s Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf’s isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.
Baker & Taylor
Relates the story of an attorney who adopts a retired racing greyhound named Comet, and describes how both dog and owner helped each other come to terms with retirement, debilitating injuries, and trusting one another.
Wolf, a former attorney and now a greyhound advocate, tells the story of how he got involved in rescuing racing greyhounds when he adopted Comet and taught him how relate to humans as caretakers and companions rather than abusers. Comet proves to be an excellent service dog as well as a loyal companion when Wolf's spinal condition makes him disabled. Comet eventually wins the Nebraska Humane Society's award for Service Dog of the Year in 2010. Co-author Padwa has written and collaborated on many books. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)