Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family Audiobook, by Melissa Shapiro Play Audiobook Sample

Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family Audiobook

Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family Audiobook, by Melissa Shapiro Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Melissa Shapiro Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797128108

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Longest Chapter Length:

69:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

24 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

32:11 minutes

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Publisher Description

In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog.

When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn’t hesitate to say, “yes.” Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup.

One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household—which included Melissa’s husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues.

Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way.

Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet’s infectiously positive mindset. Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.

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“Educators and their students, animal advocacy groups, his legion of social media friends, and now readers of this book, will continue to be inspired by Piglet and his pack face each new challenge with resilience.”

— Booklist 


  • “Will inspire even the most time-pressed among us to take time out for the pups—and people—that matter.”

    — Washington Post
  • “Piglet is just getting started on his quest to make the world a better place.”

    — People

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About Melissa Shapiro

Melissa Shapiro, DVM, is a veterinarian, a lifelong animal-welfare advocate, and mother to three children and many disabled rescued dogs and birds. Since adopting the dog Piglet in 2017, she has used his social media platform to educate, advocate, and inspire others to adopt pets with special needs. Her nonprofit organization, Piglet International Inc., supports the Piglet Mindset Educational Outreach, a free downloadable educational program that teaches growth mindset, acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness to students and others in the community, as well as various animal rights causes.