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The Resource Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalv⡮ with Bret Witter

Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalv⡮ with Bret Witter

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Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
Title
Until Tuesday
Title remainder
a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
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Luis Carlos Montalv⡮ with Bret Witter
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Language
eng
Summary
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"--
Summary
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That'swhen he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"--
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autobiography
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391295
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NJB
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Montalv⡮, Luis Carlos
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Witter, Bret
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True
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  • Montalv⡮, Luis Carlos
  • Service dogs
  • Men with disabilities
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
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a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
Label
Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalv⡮ with Bret Witter
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Publication
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First published: New York: Hyperion, 2011
Control code
000046956399
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755361885
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)725026316
Label
Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalv⡮ with Bret Witter
Publication
Note
First published: New York: Hyperion, 2011
Control code
000046956399
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755361885
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)725026316

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