Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life (New York Times Best Seller) by Allen Anderson

Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life (New York Times Best Seller)

Book Title: Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life (New York Times Best Seller)

Publisher: Lyons Press

Author: Allen Anderson


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Allen Anderson with Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life (New York Times Best Seller)

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A New York Times bestseller!

2012 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a traumatized one-year-old cocker spaniel who had been abandoned at a humane society in Minneapolis. Soon, the troubled dog they named "Leaf" turned their home into a war zone. Although Leaf and Allen were forging a friendship with visits to dog parks and bonding time, Leaf's emotional issues overwhelmed the couple.
 
Shortly after Leaf's arrival, Allen, who had spent eight years as a big city police officer and survived so many close calls that Linda called him "Miracle Man," received a diagnosis from his young doctor, a Doogie Howser lookalike.  It made Allen think that his luck had finally run out. He had an unruptured brain aneurysm that could be fatal, and the surgery to repair it might leave him debilitated.
 
Having seen his father live for years with the effects of a massive stroke, he dreaded that the worst fate might not be death. What Allen didn't know is that he and Leaf, like comrades facing the ultimate battle, would be there for each other with the miracle of this man and this dog coming together at exactly the right time.