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The Angel by My Side: The True Story of a Dog Who Saved a Man...and a Man Who Saved a Dog
The Angel by My Side The True Story of a Dog Who Saved a Manand a Man Who Saved a Dog Author:Mike Lingenfelter, David Frei It was 1995, and Mike Lingenfelter was ready for his life to be over. Two serious heart attacks and open-heart surgery had taken away most of the good things that he had in his life. However, his doctors still held out hope for him, and they were still trying to find ways to motivate him to get out of the house and exercise. Their vision was tha... more »t an energetic dog on a leash might do that for Mike. And so it was that this golden retriever named Dakota, who had been rescued from death himself, came to help Mike with his rehabilitative therapy. Eventually, Dakota became Mikes protector and his best friend, saving Mikes life several times after somehow learning how to alert Mike of an oncoming heart crises. Dakota gave Mike back his dignity, his pride, and his life. Early on, it became evident to Mike that this wonderful 98-pound, red-haired, four-legged angel had a special gift: Dakota was a spirit guide, and it was Mikes duty to share him and the power of the human-animal bond. Ultimately, as part of that journey, one more miracle was needed, as Dakota fought a courageous and dignified battle for his own life.« less
I liked this book, but there was one part that takes place that I could not believe. I believed as told the people saw and was told what this person told them, but I had trouble with this concept of the dog telling this person what to tell the owner. It just me having trouble with this concept. Other than this is was a great story of bond between a dog and his owner and how rescue dogs can be so important trained as a service dog. It contains lots of information on this and golden retrievers.