Comet's Tale

How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

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Pub Date 09 Oct 2012 | Archive Date 22 Oct 2012

Description

Forced into early retirement by the return of a childhood spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly moves away from his wife and daughters to Sedona, Arizona for its warm winter climate. A life-long dog lover, he 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 begun—for both of them.
Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skills—Comet doesn’t know how to walk on tile floors, climb stairs, or even how to play with toys or children—so Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to live 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 becomes Wolf’s knight in shining fur.
Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog, and soon enough this elegant dog is hauling his wheelchair at top speed through smiling, scattering crowds in airport terminals, towing his cart through the grocery store, helping him walk again, and attracting friends to Wolf’s isolated world. She plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success. The friendship between these two outcasts—an abandoned racer and a man derailed—shows how their unshakable faith in each other makes them winners once again.

Forced into early retirement by the return of a childhood spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly moves away from his wife and daughters to Sedona, Arizona for its warm winter climate. A life-long...


Advance Praise

"Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man's best friend."
-Booklist

"The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability . . . Wolf offers a wealth of fascinating detail about Comet's socialization and about the breed . . . A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers."-Kirkus Reviews

“Who would have thought that a rescued greyhound would be an angel in disguise? Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet’s Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us with a smile, the wag of a tail, or even a miracle. I loved this book!” —Anne Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman’s Landscape

“The story of Steven Wolf and his rescuer, Comet, is one of the best I know—I’m glad Comet saved Steven Wolf’s life so he could write this marvelous book.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire series

"Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man's best friend."
-Booklist

"The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and...


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