All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The puppy that came for Christmas: how a dog brought one family the gift of joy

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2011.
Language:
English
Description
The heart-warming true story of the little dog that changed one couple's life forever. All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Yet, month after month, Megan's dreams were dashed. Would her life ever feel complete? Megan and her husband, Ian, found a surprising answer when they began training golden retriever pups to become service dogs for people with disabilities. But opening their homes and hearts up to Emma, and then Freddy--only to have each move on after six months--eventually took its own toll. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could continue. Then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along and stayed... An instant international bestseller, The Puppy That Came for Christmas is a heartwarming and inspirational story that will captivate dog lovers everywhere.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780452297487
9781101558676
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b4a78f74-5a20-adf0-cc38-6631c04bf8df
Full title puppy that came for christmas how a dog brought one family the gift of joy
Author rix megan
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 23:42:43PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Megan Rix
author_display Rix, Megan
available_at_catalog Donelson, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description "All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Month after month, she put up a brave face as her dreams were dashed, but secretly she was crushed. What would she do with all of the extra love she felt in her heart? Would her life ever feel complete? She found a surprising answer when she and her husband, Ian, got involved with a charity which provided Helper Dogs to people with disabilities. They would be responsible for training puppies that would then be placed with people who needed these skilled animals to live more normal lives. The dogs do everything from fetching clothing to anticipating seizures in children so their parents can get them through the episode safely. The Rixes first welcomed Emma, a sweet natured golden retriever into their homes--and into their hearts. They lost themselves in the joy of training this rambunctious, yet loveable creature. They fell instantly in love. However, after six months Emma had completed her training and was given to someone in need, and a whole opened up in their lives again. To get over their broken hearts, Megan and Ian took in another pup: Freddy. They fell in love all over again ... only for Freddy to move on too. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could keep taking in these adorable puppies and giving them away, even if they knew it was for a great cause. It was getting too hard, too painful, and their fertility treatments were going nowhere. But then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along ... and stayed forever"--
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id b4a78f74-5a20-adf0-cc38-6631c04bf8df
isbn 9780452297487, 9781101558676
item_details ils:CARL0000378470|35192042156467|Donelson - Adult Non-Fiction|362.40483 R626p|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000378470|35192042156483|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|362.40483 R626p|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:cdcdf0dc-2530-4031-b7f2-6ce6a23f93c8|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-05-21T04:42:43.787Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 362.40483 R626p
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Donelson, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780452297487
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000378470|Book|Books||English|Plume,|2011.|245 p. : ill. ; 20 cm., overdrive:cdcdf0dc-2530-4031-b7f2-6ce6a23f93c8|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000378470|35192042156467|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000378470|35192042156483|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:cdcdf0dc-2530-4031-b7f2-6ce6a23f93c8|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes, Service dogs -- Anecdotes, Service dogs -- Training -- Anecdotes
title_display The puppy that came for Christmas : how a dog brought one family the gift of joy
title_full The Puppy That Came for Christmas How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy, The puppy that came for Christmas : how a dog brought one family the gift of joy / Megan Rix
title_short The puppy that came for Christmas :
title_sub how a dog brought one family the gift of joy
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Human-animal relationships, Nonfiction, Service dogs, Training