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The Resource Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalvâan ; with Brett Witter

Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalvâan ; with Brett Witter

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Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
Title
Until Tuesday
Title remainder
a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
Statement of responsibility
Luis Carlos Montalvâan ; with Brett Witter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"--
Summary
"Tuesday has a personality that shines. I am not kidding when I say it is common for people to pull out their cell phones and take pictures of and with him. Tuesday is that kind of dog. And then, in passing, they notice me, the big man with the tight haircut. There is nothing about me--even the straight, stiff way I carry myself--that signals disabled. Until people notice the cane in my left hand, that is, and the way I lean on it every few steps. Then they realize my stiff walk and straight posture aren't just pride, and that Tuesday isn't just an ordinary dog. He walks directly beside me, for instance, so that my right leg always bisects his body. He nuzzles me when my breathing changes, and he moves immediately between me and the object--a cat, an overeager child, a suspiciously closed door--any time I feel apprehensive. Because beautiful, happy-go-lucky, favorite-of-the-neighborhood Tuesday isn't my pet; he's my service dog." Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That'swhen he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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391295
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DLC
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Montalvâan, Luis Carlos
Dewey number
  • 362.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV1569.6
LC item number
.M56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Witter, Bret
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True
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  • Service dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Montalvâan, Luis Carlos
  • Men with disabilities
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • Service dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Montalvâan, Luis Carlos
  • Handicapped
Target audience
adult
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a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him
Label
Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalvâan ; with Brett Witter
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Preamble. The first look -- pt. 1. Tuesday. Motherly love ; Puppy behind bars ; The lost boys -- pt. 2. Luis. Al-Waleed ; An American soldier ; Anything but stable ; Hard decisions ; The thought of dogs -- pt. 3. Tuesday and Luis. The first choice ; Company ; The right dog ; The first test ; Thanksgiving ; Smoked ; Cats and dogs ; Hope and change ; The back of the bus ; Tuesday's handle ; Tuesday talks ; Summer days ; Crash and groom ; The little things ; For veterans everywhere ; A quiet life -- Epilogue. Graduation day
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 252 p.
Isbn
9781401310752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010051147
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)670476118
Label
Until Tuesday : a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him, Luis Carlos Montalvâan ; with Brett Witter
Publication
Contents
Preamble. The first look -- pt. 1. Tuesday. Motherly love ; Puppy behind bars ; The lost boys -- pt. 2. Luis. Al-Waleed ; An American soldier ; Anything but stable ; Hard decisions ; The thought of dogs -- pt. 3. Tuesday and Luis. The first choice ; Company ; The right dog ; The first test ; Thanksgiving ; Smoked ; Cats and dogs ; Hope and change ; The back of the bus ; Tuesday's handle ; Tuesday talks ; Summer days ; Crash and groom ; The little things ; For veterans everywhere ; A quiet life -- Epilogue. Graduation day
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 252 p.
Isbn
9781401310752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010051147
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)670476118

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