Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
5 journalers for this copy...
From the back of the book:
Faith. Trust. Triumph.
“I’m sorry,” the doctor said. “He is permanently and totally blind. There is nothing we can do for him.”
George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. “My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind,” the doctor continued. “He will never be able to do anything for himself.”
Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born in the whelping unit of Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The puppy’s name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael’s life. This is Roselle’s story too.
Journal Entry 2
By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, February 07, 2015
Released 4 yrs ago (2/7/2015 UTC) at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
A belated RABCK from the world's worst procrastinator! I missed the Birthday and the HGG, but I had good intentions:)
Feel free to enjoy the book, keep it, or pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did!
No strings attached!
Journal Entry 3
Downey, California USA on Thursday, February 12, 2015
This book was on my wishlist the longest...thank you so much for granting it to me! I look forward to reading it.
Journal Entry 4
Downey, California USA on Saturday, June 27, 2015
This was a dramatic story about what happened to Michael Hingson and his dog Roselle on Sept. 11, 2001. However, it is also a story of Michael's life and how he grew up to be independent and able to function just fine in the world. I found it a bit boring to read about the computer stuff...I'm not great with technical terminology...thankfully, that was only a small portion of the book. The story jumps back and forth between 9/11 and his past, which I found a bit frustrating as it interrupted the story I really wanted to hear...LOL! I learned a lot about what it is like to be blind.
Journal Entry 5
Disneyland in Anaheim, California USA on Sunday, June 28, 2015
Released 4 yrs ago (6/28/2015 UTC) at Disneyland in Anaheim, California USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left the book on the desk in the Fire Station on Main Street.
Released for the 2015 Allergic to A release challenge.
Journal Entry 6
Anaheim, California USA on Saturday, July 04, 2015
Hello! My 10 year old son found this book while exploring the Fire Station on Main Street, USA. As soon as he say the note, he said, "I am so doing this!" We are both going to read it and then send it on its way back into the world. :)
Journal Entry 7
Anaheim, California USA on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I just started reading Thunder Dog today after finding it at Disneyland! Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Journal Entry 8
Turlock, California USA on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Thunder Dog was an incredible story with an "ordinary" undertone. Loved it!
Journal Entry 9
Turlock, California USA on Saturday, February 13, 2016
I "found" this book when I mentioned that I was looking for something to read aboard an airplane and my friend had just finished reading it herself! Perfect timing! This easy read took me on a journey through the gamut of emotions...sadness (the events of 9-11), annoyance (the author's arrogance), anxiety (Roselle's health), and relief (the author's ultimate return home). I was also educated and enlightened on blindness, specifically ignorance toward the blind, societal restrictions toward the blind and evolving resources for the blind. I look forward to reading the comments from future readers!