Once a Stray
A young dog, no longer wanted by her owners, is left in a field to fend for herself. Luckily, this small, frightened Dalmatian is found and given a second chance. Once a Stray is the true story of Nel the Dalmatian's rescue and subsequent More...
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Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Size: 0.79" wide x 85.04" long x 110.24" tall
A young dog, no longer wanted by her owners, is left in a field to fend for herself. Luckily, this small, frightened Dalmatian is found and given a second chance. Once a Stray is the true story of Nel the Dalmatian's rescue and subsequent achievements. Nearly turned down for adoption, a new owner came along and saw something special in her eyes. Nel fulfilled the promise that the new owner had seen in her by flying through one type of training after another, and acing every test. Nel's journey continues as she uses all of these new skills in service to others. Her feats, sometimes amusing, other times amazing, are always heartwarming. Once a Stray, told in simple rhyme, will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. It is a must read for anyone who has ever known a sick child, and everyone who believes in the power of love. Joanie Fedyk began writing children's books when forced into retirement by a progressive disease. Once a Stray is her first published book. Joanie and her daughter, Caterina, have coauthored another eight books awaiting publication. Fedyk has always championed educational opportunities - whether as a classroom teacher, Executive Director of the Adult Education Council, or Director of Building Blocks for Homeless Children. She has been a speaker/ trainer on overcoming educational barriers. She's spoken on television/ radio, been filmed for cable programs, and featured in various publications. Fedyk has authored/ co-authored over $2 million in awarded grants. Caterina is a high school honor student. She's received dozens of leadership, service, achievement, literary, science and art awards. Caterina has volunteered 100+ hours working with June's strays. June Brennan-Mueller, Nel's 'mom, ' is committed to volunteerism. Her passion is serving children in hospitals and hospice. She and her TOUCH dogs have won numerous awards.