Sharing Shaggy Friendship: Rosie — A Visiting Dog’s Story

Friday, March 14, 2008.

Rosie (A Visiting Dog's Story)Author: Stephanie Calmenson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Justin Sutcliffe
Published: 1994 Clarion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0395654777

Crisp, candid photographs and friendly, fact-filled text tell the true tale of an exceptionally lovable dog who, through the generosity, skill and hard work of herself, her master, her trainers and vet, brings joy and companionship to strangers.

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Comment by christine tripp

March 15, 2008 @ 8:17 am

I LOVE the cover… I would swear that is my doggie “Jake” (when he is all brushed of course)
Dog stories have always been my favorites (other then that teenage period most every girl goes through with horses) and this one I must pick up.
Always so hard to rationalize our human love/hate relationship with huMAN’s best friend. We have proven time and again the mental and physical healing powers of a dog (a pet for that matter) We praise them for the hard work and service they perform daily, whether it be seeing for the blind, hearing for the deaf, aiding the police, yet we ban them from most everywhere in our society. It’s easily proven dogs do not pass on disease or germs harmful to humans (however other people do) and they are far less likely to injure us then one of our own kind.
Sigh, I shouldn’t get started on this topic:)
Back to the book, it is so nice to expose children to the fact that the lowly dog can bring out so much emotion from a human, even one that may have given up on humanity and life itself.

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Comment by Ellen Friedman

November 14, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

I am a member of the Delta Society and work with my Miniature Australian Shepherd Jack (International Champion Lakeside’s Jazzy Jack of Applewood) in a Paws and Read Program. I discovered “Rosie a Visiting Dog’s Story” and have had Jack sign his paw print and we are giving to our children at the end of their 4 week session. Thanks for a great book.

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