Sharron Kahn Luttrell was still mourning the death of her
beloved German shepherd when she decided to volunteer as a weekend puppy
raiser. With her kids growing more independent, what better way to fill her
time than by helping others—especially if it means getting an adorable pup
But Daisy, an adorable bundle of fur the color of buttered
toast, captures Sharron’s heart the moment she’s handed the leash. And while
Keith, the convict who cares for and trains Daisy during the week, seems
intimidating at first, he is soft-spoken and polite. What’s more, Daisy’s
appearance on Fridays, freshly scrubbed and sweet smelling, seems further
evidence of his gentle nature. Each new command Daisy masters and task she
learns suggests a man who is patient, persistent, and committed to his work.
The weekly “hand-offs” soon fall into an easy rhythm as Sharron and Keith bond
over their mutual love for Daisy.
Then Sharron discovers the horrifying crime that led to
Keith’s incarceration and her trust in him is shattered. Ultimately, it is
Daisy and her unwavering trust in Keith that helps Sharron come to terms with
Keith’s past, and to recognize his struggle for redemption.
In an emotional and uplifting memoir, journalist Sharron
Luttrell describes an unforgettable year. Sharron and Keith start their journey
believing that they are training Daisy, but in truth she is the one showing
them the way: gently pushing them to fulfill their own destinies, to grow up,
let go, and experience what it really means to sit, to stay, and to love. Download and start listening now!