A big-hearted and undeniably appealing memoir about a man and his dog. After authoring fourteen successful books that tell other people's stories about the human-animal bond, Allen Anderson is ready to tell his own story - a remarkable journey with a highly intuitive but troubled, rescued cocker spaniel who literally saved Allen's life.
Allen, a former police officer who became with his wife Linda, an award-winning animal book author, received shocking news. Although only in his mid-fifties, he had two potentially fatal health issues a brain aneurysm, which could rupture at any time, and a blood clot aimed at his heart. Leaf, his newly adopted canine family member, proved that at some level he understood and wanted to help with the dire situation.
A Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life includes a strange but true example of animal cognition that leaves readers pondering, What do dogs really know? Leaf's empathy went far beyond what scientists believe dogs are capable of knowing and doing.
Although the experiences described in the audiobook are harrowing at times, as Leaf and Allen each face life-threatening situations, their journey ends happily for both of them. Throughout the audiobook, humor cuts through the potential tragedies and lifts the Anderson family's and reader's spirits. By the end of the story, Allen and Leaf have formed a strange, wonderful, mysterious, and spiritual partnership that as one reviewer commented, transcends the pet book genre by leaps and bounds.
The audiobook takes readers on a dual journey of healing and trust for Allen and Leaf in three segments: The Journey of Two Souls Begins; Nightmares, Battles, and Surrender; Uncertain Outcomes: and Transformation and Healing. Download and start listening now!