Smile. Shafer, Mary A. Almost Perfect : Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them. 128 p. Ferndale, PA : Enspirio House, 2008. ISBN 0977132927 (paperback). Stories are about animals who through birth or injury have been rendered less than perfect, and the humans who found love enough to welcome them into their hearts and homes. Includes the story of Colbi, a blind Alaskan Husky, as he trades a hellish life in a puppy mill for the challenges of farm living, and tiny, blind Idgie to beat the mean streets of Philadelphia and the death sentence of feline leukemia. Adult nonfiction Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A., VRT And Guinevere: retired Guide Dog guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Association www.guidedogs.comAmerica has been called a melting pot, but it seems better to call it a mosaic, for in it each nation, people or race which has come to its shores has been privileged to keep its individuality, contributing at the same time its share to the unified pattern of a new nation. -King Baudouin of Belgium (1930-1993)
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