Military Dog Comes Home From Iraq Traumatized

August 3, 2010 at 6:06 pm 7 comments

I didn’t want to read it. I don’t like reading about things that are sad.  But wait….the story does start out sad, but ends happy. Those are the kinds of stories I really like.

I decided to post this link to Associated Press Writer Dan Elliott’s story http://yhoo.it/bexe4z because the second book in my trilogy (the first is Fortune Puppy) is the story of a woman whose life has gone  to the dogs. She’s fostered many, but when she decides to raise a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence, she has second thoughts about whether she can give up the pup. This novel reaches into the heart of a puppy raiser and the soul of a military serviceman who has returned from Iraq bruised, battered and in desperate need of love.

Can dogs get PTSD? Humans do. And for people to help both of them, well that’s a blessing.

What are your thoughts?

http://yhoo.it/bexe4z (photo from AP)

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  • 1. Mark Carlson  |  August 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Love is a two-way street. You have to give it to get it. And that applies to dogs as well as people, More, in fact.

    Mark

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    • 2. bjtaylorblog  |  August 6, 2010 at 1:22 am

      So true, Mark. Love is definitely a two-way street.

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  • 3. Mark CArlson  |  August 6, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I am very interested and involved with the wondrous world of Assistance, Service and Therapy dogs. One of my dearest friends, Dr. Joan Esnayra is the president and founder of the Psychiatric Service Dogs Society, dedicated to helping persons with PTSD and other mental illnesses find freedom, love and security in dogs.
    I wrote a four-part article in Bark Magazine about the subject, called ‘Guide Dogs for the Mind.’
    Go to http://www.barkmagazine.com and ‘search’ for the title.
    It may change a life.

    Best wishes,
    Mark Carlson

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    • 4. bjtaylorblog  |  August 6, 2010 at 1:24 am

      Thanks for all you do for dogs and the people who depend upon them for their independence, welfare and well-being. You’re doing a great service for the world, Mark. I’ll be sure to check out your article in Bark Magazine. I’m sure it is fantastic, just like Musket and you!

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  • 5. Mark CArlson  |  August 6, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I am very interested and involved with the wondrous world of Assistance, Service and Therapy dogs. One of my dearest friends, Dr. Joan Esnayra is the president and founder of the Psychiatric Service Dogs Society, dedicated to helping persons with PTSD and other mental illnesses find freedom, love and security in dogs.
    I wrote a a four-part article in Bark Magazine about the subject, called ‘Guide Dogs for the Mind.’
    Go to http://www.barkmagazine.com and ‘search’ for the title.
    It may change a life.

    Best wishes,
    Mark Carlson

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  • 6. Jeanette Levellie  |  August 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Wow, this was an incredible story! Thanks for sharing it; I”m glad Gina is recovering now.

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    • 7. bjtaylorblog  |  August 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Jeanette. There is so much goodness in the world. And I love to see it extended to dogs, don’t you?

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