Dutchess is a golden retriever dog born on Jan 28th, 2003. On 2010, Dutchess had pigmentary uveitis, an inherited disease that involves inflammation of both eyes. Dutchess had her eyes removed on Feb 2011 but her role as a Theraphy dog did not end. She continued to comfort and put a big smile to children and adults with Autism.
A Day with Dutchess is written by her owner Mark Condon & animal lover Julie Phillips. It’s about Dutchess work as a Blind Therapy Dog.
One day, Dutchess invited her doggie pal Droppy to go with her. Droopy was sad and wanted to be useful. Dutchess took Droopy to visit the Autism Center, Animal Shelter, the vet, pet boutique and organize an adoption fair for cats and dogs. Droopy observed Dutchess’ warmhearted work as a Therapy Dog. Dutchess showed Droopy “It’s the big things, the small things, all done with such care, that make our world one special place.”
A Day With Dutchess is beautifully illustrated by Sammy Schreiber. It’s a children’s book geared for pre-schoolers and elementary school aged readers. Definitely, adults and animal lovers will love this book too.
Dutchess’ blindness was not emphasized in the book but rather her work as a Therapy dog that teaches everyone the importance of caring and loving.
Dutchess is a Golden Retriever that loves tennis balls.
In the book, you’ll have fun hunting for these tennis balls.
Dutchess is blind but it does not prohibit her to play the game of fetch. She uses her hearing and Golden Sense of Smell to track down balls that are thrown for her. Did you know? Dutchess loves K9 Nose Work too and she passed her ORT (Odor Recognition Test). PAWmazing Golden Nose!
Dutchess gives back and her favorite charities are Canine Link, HeARTs Speak, and Scouts of America. Portion of the sale of A Day With Dutchess will be donated to these organization.
You can purchase A Day With Dutchess: Life Lessons From A Blind Therapy Dog on Amazon.
Golden LOVE to you Dutchess. What you do is Beautiful!
You have a Special Golden Compassionate HEART ♡
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Disclaimer: Golden Woofs was provided a copy of A Day With Dutchess book. Golden Woofs was not compensated for this post/book review/giveaway.