A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
On Sale: April 10, 2012
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Non-Fiction Pet-Lover
â€śWe arenâ€™t just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are
also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers.
Whatever you want to call it. We werenâ€™t made for each
other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other
A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis MontalvĂˇn
never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of
duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, the
pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury,
and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take
their toll. Haunted by the war and in constant physical
pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight
of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank;
he argued; ultimately, he cut himself off from those he
loved. Alienated and alone, unable to sleep or bend over
without pain, he began to wonder if he would ever recover.
Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden
retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived
amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, blessing
many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense
the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique
training situation and sensitive nature, he found it
difficult to trust in or connect with a human beingâ€”until Luis.
Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded
warriors, who had given so much and suffered the
consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story
about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological
wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is
a story about the love between a man and dog, and how
together they healed each otherâ€™s souls.
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