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Augie the Therapy Doggie: A Tale of Becoming a Therapy Dog by Heather Vina is the story of Augie, a Golden Retriever who is a pet and the business partner to the author. Together they spread joy to the elderly, people with disabilities, and young children alike. Heather adopted Augie when he was eight weeks old, and after a year of preparation, Augie went to the training school for therapy dogs where he passed all four assessments. The story shares Augie’s life story from his adoption to his training and preparation for his tests, and his favorite pastimes like sleeping and fetching sticks in the river. Vina includes adorable, funny, and sweet images of Augie on the job and at home doing what he loves, making the people in his environment feel loved and happy.
Augie the Therapy Doggie by Heather Vina is a delightful, heartwarming, and feel-good story with beautiful images of Augie. Heather tells the story from Augie’s perspective, which brings a smile to your face as you think about your furry friends at home and their favorite things to do, and how they show love. It is a well-written and easy-to-read story that accurately depicts Augie’s bright and joyful personality with vivid images of his life journey. Vina shows how Augie’s work and life story merge perfectly, creating a life that Augie loves because of the love he spreads to everyone around him. Children will enjoy this book about this special dog.