While not a vet, I was able to relate and appreciate this story beyond my expectations. Listening to this story touched me to tears and laughter. I realize I probably suffer from a different form of PTSD and for the first time am considering seeking out counseling. Luis, your story also has increased my dedication to contribute to DAV and now looking forward to volunteering for them in some capacity. I pray all is going well for you and Tuesday. ~Loretta
I got the book because of my love of animals, but especially dogs. As I read the book through though, I got to learn about what the Army Captain went through in his life caused by the ptsd from the war that he fought in. His story was heartwarming and brutal also. He was very strong and brave the way he had to stand up for his rights ...and just to be heard.
My favorite parts would have to be hearing about this remarkable dog.. His training, how he helped, all the commands he knew, how he could sense if something was wrong physically or mentally,
The funniest story which the Captain captured so well, was about the other dog in their building and how Tues. and he played with each other
Until they both dropped down of exhaustion. It was hilarious!
The Captain did an excellent job with the narration of this book.
This was an awesome book. As a veteran suffering similar issues I feel the author did a great job of explaining in detail on a simple level so others (non military) understand the struggle
Well the Dog of course!
That he didn't go into war stories very much. I don't know the name of guns or what different weapons are so in a book, descriptions seem to just bore me and I wonder off. He mostly talked about today and not the past.
When the bus driver wouldn't let him on the bus with his dog and he was trying to have a date.
I never do anything in one sitting
This book is amazing! It's not just an amazing story but an insight into a personal war that is not well known. It took amazing courage to tell and should be listened to. It brings out a range of emotions from empathy, to outrage and tears to laughter all in a compelling, interesting story. I loved it!
This is a book everyone should read. Read by the author himself & Tuesday his dog and how he made him human again.
I have never been moved enough to write a review before but this book was to special not to. The book is not only about the dog Tuesday but about the relationship that grows between Captain Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday. For anyone who wants to learn about how it feels to live with PTSD and TBI, read this book. I am also a traumatic brain injury survivor and could relate to his story. Mr. Montalvan covers how hard it is for wounded veterans to get proper medical care and the importance service dogs can be to help the wounded veterans lead a more meaningful and productive life. I also liked that this story is not one of "woe is me" but rather how much I can accomplish because of having my service dog, Tuesday. I liked the narration, read clearly and not to fast. Thank you Captain Montalvan for your service to our country.
This book is about love, patience, and devotion between two living things. I laughed, cried, and it touched my heart every step along the way. Thank you Luis for exposing your pain and accomplishments so people like me can appreciate the true sacrifice of our soldiers. The love of our four footed companions is like no other. The devotion of a service dog really just blows my mind!