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Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again
by Tom Ryan
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062444980, Hardcover)
A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.
Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey.
Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge.
With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed, and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus’s fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart.
A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will’s Red Coat honors the promise held in every living creature, at any stage of life.
Will’s Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:51:42 -0400)
Publisher Annotation: Following up his New York Times best-selling Following Atticus, about his charity-raising adventures with his miniature -schnauzer, Atticus, Ryan relates rescuing another schnauzer, the old, deaf, mostly blind, and completely scared Will, bringing him home from a kill shelter to join Atticus. Will eventually becomes as happy and curious as a pup-and so beloved on social media that when he died, the number of people trying to donate to his memorial fund crashed the website. 288pp., 150K
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