Thunder Dog: the true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero

  • Type: Books
  • By: Michael Hingson
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Jean B.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781400203048
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When the going gets tough the training kicks in.

Rozelle, Michael's guide dog, wakes him in the night because a storm is approaching and Rozelle doesn't like storms. Later that same day, September 11, 2001, the two of them are on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center when the first plane strikes. Calmly and surely Rozelle leads Michael down the stairs, out of the building, and away from the site as first Tower 2 and then Tower 1 collapse. This well-written book tells not only of that day, but highlights the remarkable abilities of dogs trained for service. Michael has been blind from birth and has had several guide dogs, each an individual and each a wonder. You will come to view blindness in a new way as you gain new appreciation for the phrase 'man's best friend'.