A Day with Dutchess is a children's book inspired by the true life adventures of Dutchess, a blind therapy dog with a gentle and joyful heart. A gregarious and loving Golden Retriever with a smile to match, Dutchess is especially fond of her work with individuals with autism. She lives with her owner Mark in upstate New York.
In her first book, A Day with Dutchess, she shows her canine friend Droopy how small actions can make a world of difference. Join them as they work with children at the local autism center, sample treats at their favorite pet boutique and organize an adoption fair to help lonely cats and dogs find their loving forever homes. An inspirational tale for all ages, A Day with Dutchess teaches that everyone is truly special and can help make a better world.
PRAISE FOR "A DAY WITH DUTCHESS"
Julie Klam, New York Times best-selling author of "You Had Me at Woof," says "'A Day with Dutchess' is a charming and heartwarming story that will teach kids about the wonders of therapy dogs and seeing past what some might consider a disability. It is a lovely book."
Bruce Littlefield, best selling author of "The Bedtime Book for Dogs" says "Dutchess and her tale are doggone delightful. Her story proves that no matter what hand, or paw, we're dealt in life, it can be used to help better the world."
Dr. Pia Salk, Adopt-a-Pet spokesperson says "Dutchess teaches readers that mutual respect and compassion are not qualities specific to humans...The book demonstrates the beauty of the canine-human bond and the power we have within to help others."
About the Author
Mark Condon is an animal lover, yoga aficionado, and professor of biology at Dutchess Community College in New York. He is co-founder and board president of the therapy dog organization Canine Link(http: //www.cltherapydogs.org/). Dutchess is a blind therapy dog who is especially fond of her work with individuals with autism. She is an advocate for animal rescue, an ambassador for HeARTsSpeak(TM) and a certified member of Dog Scouts of America. When off duty, Dutchess enjoys tennis balls and peanut butter. You can connect with Dutchess on Facebook (Dutchess the Dog), on Twitter (@DutchessTheDog), and by visiting her web site: www.DutchessTheTherapyDog.com