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As I sit reflecting back through the years and the wonderful, faithful pups who I have been so blessed to have been rescued by, I am filled with a real feeling of warmth and comfort. Each one gave me great companionship and sense of belonging. Their faithful love and constant forgiveness were undeniable, but what horrifies me is the knowledge that so many beautiful animals are "thrown away," abused, and neglected.
As it has been said before, deaf dogs are too often the target of this abuse, even destruction. This book is the tale of a legendary deaf canine hero who, after being rescued from neglect and before deaf dogs were regarded as "worthy," prevailed as he learned American Sign Language. His ability and tenacity provides the hope of life for many deaf dogs worldwide. His courage to overcome challenges and prejudice continues to give inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that accomplishment, success, and genuine love are truly possible. Through his lifetime of determination, Hogan's journey offers the promise that anyone is capable of achieving an amazingly "ordinary" life and a life away from isolation. His tale of valor reveals that dreams come true and offers insight into the world of true faith, unconditional love, and endless hope. Indeed, it is a story that needs to be shared.
Hogan appeared on shows such as Dateline, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Amazing Tails, and Oprah.
Now, after years of reflection I am so excited that I can share Hogan's story and that it finally has reached the printing presses. Copies are available for everyone to read, whether it's in hardcover, paperback, or e-book format.
As Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman of Tufts University has stated, "Sit! Read! Enjoy!"