Comet's Tale

Comet's Tale

How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

Book - 2012
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Forced into early retirement by a spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly left his family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. A lifelong dog lover, the former hard-driving attorney is drawn to a local group that rescues retired racing greyhounds. When Comet, a once-abused cinnamon-striped racer, chooses to "adopt" Wolf, he has no idea that a life-altering relationship has begun--for both of them. --Publisher marketing.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616200459
1616200456
Branch Call Number: 636.7083 WOLF
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Padwa, Lynette

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Manfredchensenjen
Aug 08, 2015

Comet not only learned to tow a wheelchair, she taught us what not-trained-by-an-academy service dogs would like to do, such as stretch out across the doorway between the operating room and the waiting area and refuse to budge for 12 hours. She did not like the taste of the cell phone or how it rang, so she threw it at Wolf when he gave her a treat for retrieving it; after a couple of broken lamps and holes in the dry wall, she learned to fetch. She refused to allow Wolf to sleep late and refused to allow him to pass by someone else out for a walk -- but I'll let you read the rest of how she rescues Steve Wolf for yourself. She was a rescue, but that pales in comparison to what she did for her friend. An epic love story!

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fchpost2010
Sep 21, 2014

One of the most heartwarming stories of the love of a wonderful dog.
Dogs are such great soul mates and give so very much. This is an amazing story.

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Panji
Apr 03, 2013

Well written bio-brief. Comet (a retired racing Greyhound) is, indeed, a savior. When I rescued Joey (Jet Missile, also a retired racer) and had him trained to alert me to low blood sugars, I was amazed at how much more he added to my life. When I read of Comet's picking up on Wolf's needs so quickly and intuitively, even I was mesmerized. And, yes, everyone should save a Greyhound. You'll learn that they are 45 mph couch potatoes, of course, and how much a saved animal can love being saved.

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nancyR2
Mar 15, 2013

I was captivated by the dog. I thought the human was his own worst enemy! Sometimes the story dragged a little and felt repetitive, but it is totally worth it. Comet is a charmer and will make you want to own a greyhound.

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savvyreader1
Jan 27, 2013

A moving story about a gentle and faithful spirit with 4 legs and a tail.

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JudithE
Jan 26, 2013

I loved this book. Honest, moving, well-written. And it does make you want to adopt a greyhound!

Peacelily Jan 10, 2013

An excellent book! A biography of a man who is crippled by back pain.
He rescues a greyhound dog from a shelter. It turns out that they rescue each other. Best book i've read in some time!

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