Thunder Dog (Paperback)

    Thunder Dog (Paperback)

    Michael Hingson & Susy Flory
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    Faith. Trust. Triumph. "I'm sorry," the doctor said. "He is permanently and totally blind." George and Sarah Hingson looked at each other, devastated. Their six-month-old son, Michael, was a happy, strawberry blond baby boy, healthy and normal in every way except one. When the Hingsons switched on a light or made silly faces, Michael did not react. Ever. "My best suggestion is that you send him to a home for the blind," the doctor continued. Forty-seven years later, a yellow Labrador retriever puppy was born. The puppy's name was Roselle. On September 11, 2001, she saved Michael's life. This is Roselle's story too. -from the Introduction When one of four hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center's north tower, Michael Hingson was sitting down for a meeting. His guide dog, Roselle, was at his feet. Michael couldn't see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him. In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle's judgment and not to panic. They were a team.Thunder Dog is a story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. It illuminates Hingson's lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.