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Heart Dog - Gunner's Story

This book is based on the true life story of Karen, a hearing impaired woman and her “pack” of mis-matched rescues and pure bred dogs.

Start the journey by meeting Isaac, Karen’s German Shepherd who protects her through some of her toughest times as she lives in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Meet Taxi, the loaf-of-bread sized, rescue Terrier cross who becomes the "leader of the pack" and shows her love for Karen in true Terrier style by bringing her gifts of frogs, mice, and rabbits to the table and sadly stashing other bodies under the deck.

Finally Gunner arrives! Karen will have you laughing as she shares all his button pushing, eye watering gas issues, and overall boisterous puppy craziness. As Gunner grows, he goes to work every day and turns into the quite the comedian in his dog show career earning titles, and ribbons as well as laughs!

Karen finally finds her human soulmate Tim who quickly learns what dog life is all about! For a man used to privacy, Tim’s adjustments to the dogs being everywhere all the time are comical to say the least.

This story would not be complete without the addition of Blaze and Liar into the pack. Blaze who becomes “Daddy’s little girl” and Liar who unexpectedly saves Tim’s mom from breast cancer.

Live life with Karen and Tim in this heartfelt story. Learn how life can throw those unexpected and sometimes heart breaking turns. But most importantly, learn to never give up! Through it all, Karen and Tim realize that where they love all the dogs, Gunner is truly both of their "Heart Dog".

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