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Once again while sorting through my RSS reader I came across a touching article about a man and his dog mentioned on the Bark-N-Blog. A story about how this dog transformed lives. The dog I’m talking about is Trixie Koontz, a Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) service dog who entered early retirement because of elbow surgery. Of course the “man” I was talking about is the famous horror novelist, Dean Koontz.
Here’s a little excerpt from the article:
When Trixie met us, she was a highly educated and refined young lady of three. We were standing with others, but she came right to us, tail swishing, as if she had been shown photographs of us and knew we were to be her new mom and dad.
Here’s the full article and be sure to have some Kleenex in hand: Our Golden Girl.
I’ve had many dogs throughout my life and it’s been over 7 years since we lost our last dog, but I can’t bear the thought of losing either Stetson (almost 3) or Linus (almost 5). Hopefully I will be better prepared in the coming years.
By the way, not only was Trixie a wonderful family dog, but she is also an accomplished author of several books. Take a look at some of the books she wrote:
If you have any touching stories about you and your dog please tell us in the comment section below.
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