Though I do not agree with the author's politics. I found the story heart warming and I am very grateful that the author got the help he deserves for bravely serving our country.
I am ashamed as an American in the way the VA, and the DOD treat our Veterans. I believe they deserve healthcare for life at no cost. Society has an obligation to help those that serve the greater.
I recommend this book if you like dogs and winning through adversity.
Tuesday, of course
Not unless it was about him and his relationship with Tuesday. Luis is not a professional narrator and was occasionally hard to understand. However, telling this story jn his own voice was important and added substantially to my understanding of his situation and his relationship with Tuesday
This helped me gain a much deeper appreciation for the struggles that vets have in returning to society, what it is like to have PTSD, and how service dogs are important in helping the vets rehabilitate
I knew Luis and Tuesday's story before I read the book since I work in the VA. Being a veteran made the story more personal for me, which always makes it more enjoyable.
Tuesday, of course! The dog always wins!
No, I have not. I did not know he had others.
I was fine either way.
This is a great story that I can share with my colleagues at work who train service dogs for veterans. Thanks for sharing you story, Luis!
I wanted to read this week because my family has raising services puppies for year! I was impressed with the honesty that author had in this book. I think it was important for the reader to better understand how much of a difference can be made in a person's life with a service dog.
I am sorry that people with service animals have to deal with other ideas on the value of your partner (the dog). ADA has been in effect for over 25 years and we still haven't leveled the playing field to aid our disabled citizens. The authors point on the amount of injured vets and the effects of TBI are something that our society needs to be more aware of and address. Our vets need to be honored and cared for. We owe them our freedom and they do deserve accountability for their leaders actions!
Amazing from.start to finish. I never understood what training service dogs go through. Good boy Tuesday. Thank you for your service and sharing Tuesday Luis.
Learned a lot from Carlos's experiences. He presents a side of the war and of disabled persons experienced that many of us were not aware of. I'd recommend this book to anyone able to have an open mind about the War and also to our Vets suffering from PTSD. It also briefly brings to the forefront the issues all of our disabled folks - with and without service dogs face on a daily basis.
The book is sometimes a bit rambling and sometimes political. But I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to put their preconceived notions aside and have there mind opened to the real experiences of one of our noble Vets, the challenges our brave soldiers face and the amazing service that these specially trained dogs offer.
I sooo loved this book. It's the story of two lost souls finding each other. Luis, an Iraq war veteran suffering from severe PTSD. Then there is Tuesday, a beautiful retriever who was being trained as a service dog and was suffering from being left behind one too many times. I've heard of PTSD but never really understood it, until this book, it is really life crippling. When Luis and Tuesday became partners both of their lives changed. Having Luis narrate his own book is such a plus, the feelings he puts into the reading are the exact way he felt at that time. Love, love, love these two.
I appreciated Luis' honest revelations about the Iraq war that could only come from a courageous and perceptive person who had been there. His personal experience with the trauma of war and the emotional hurt in losing trust in the army were very revealing. I have the feeling he is speaking for many people who cannot put their experience into words. It was shocking to hear about the discrimination toward people with service dogs. In Hawaii where I live there are often non-service dogs and cats in public establishments- there is so much aloha and recognition of the joy and connection we have with animals. What a devastating trial he went through! He is contributing to change in our culture in so many ways through this book.