Comet's Tale

Comet's Tale

How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

eBook - 2012
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Forced into early retirement by a spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly left his family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. A lifelong dog lover, the former hard-driving attorney is drawn to a local group that rescues retired racing greyhounds. When Comet, a once-abused cinnamon-striped racer, chooses to adopt Wolf, he has no idea that a life-altering relationship has begunfor both of them. Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skillswalking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or childrenso Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to thrive in the real world. Gradually, a confident but mysterious spirit emerges from the stunning animal. And when Wolf's health starts to worsen, the tables turn and Comet must now help Wolf with the most basic skills. Wolf teaches her to be a service dog, and soon enough she's hauling his wheelchair at top speed through airport terminals, towing his cart through the grocery store, helping him get out of bed, and attracting friends to Wolf's isolated world. She plays a crucial role in restoring his health and even saving his marriage. Their unshakable faith in each other makes them winners once again.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781616201869
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Aug 08, 2015

Comet not only learned to tow a wheelchair, she taught us what not-trained-by-an-academy service dogs would like to do, such as stretch out across the doorway between the operating room and the waiting area and refuse to budge for 12 hours. She did not like the taste of the cell phone or how it rang, so she threw it at Wolf when he gave her a treat for retrieving it; after a couple of broken lamps and holes in the dry wall, she learned to fetch. She refused to allow Wolf to sleep late and refused to allow him to pass by someone else out for a walk -- but I'll let you read the rest of how she rescues Steve Wolf for yourself. She was a rescue, but that pales in comparison to what she did for her friend. An epic love story!

Sep 21, 2014

One of the most heartwarming stories of the love of a wonderful dog.
Dogs are such great soul mates and give so very much. This is an amazing story.

Apr 03, 2013

Well written bio-brief. Comet (a retired racing Greyhound) is, indeed, a savior. When I rescued Joey (Jet Missile, also a retired racer) and had him trained to alert me to low blood sugars, I was amazed at how much more he added to my life. When I read of Comet's picking up on Wolf's needs so quickly and intuitively, even I was mesmerized. And, yes, everyone should save a Greyhound. You'll learn that they are 45 mph couch potatoes, of course, and how much a saved animal can love being saved.

Mar 15, 2013

I was captivated by the dog. I thought the human was his own worst enemy! Sometimes the story dragged a little and felt repetitive, but it is totally worth it. Comet is a charmer and will make you want to own a greyhound.

Jan 27, 2013

A moving story about a gentle and faithful spirit with 4 legs and a tail.

Jan 26, 2013

I loved this book. Honest, moving, well-written. And it does make you want to adopt a greyhound!

Peacelily Jan 10, 2013

An excellent book! A biography of a man who is crippled by back pain.
He rescues a greyhound dog from a shelter. It turns out that they rescue each other. Best book i've read in some time!

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