Tales From Canine Companions for IndependenceBook - 2003
The stories and photos in LOVE HEELS bring the CCI experience to life for the reader and introduce them to many of the thousands of selfless volunteers who make up the breeders, puppy raisers, and trainers of these amazing dogs. From the joyful hours when litters are born, through the playful months of puppy hood, these team members cherish their canine charges until the day they tearfully, yet proudly, pass them on to those who need them most. It is their dedication to henping others and overwhelming love for the puppies that makes it possible or hundreds of people with disabilities to live more independent lives and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
CCI was created for the "human partners", for whom performing everyday tasks seemed impossible, until they meet their "canine companions". Thesecourageous and determined individuals develop an incredible bond with their new dogs, who not only bring them a great deal of assistance in daily living, (the dogs respond to more than 50 commands), but friendship,joy, and a renewed sense of independence. Being able to take charge of their lives, instead of being taken care of, allows the disabled to reach beyond their limitations to be the best they can be.
LOVE HEELS is a heartwarming collection of truly inspirational people and their wonderful dogs that will make you laugh and cry, but most of all will deepen