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“Blessed” is a heartwarming true story about a scared and helpless laboratory Beagle named Sammy. All he ever wanted was to have a family that loved him. Sammy discovers the power of unwavering faith and a positive attitude through difficult times.
This beautiful story will inspire anyone at any age on how to be a better human.
For laboratory dogs that have no voice ~ may you be heard and rescued.
Written by Tamara Tokash
Art by Romi Caron
I have no blankets or toys. My smooth fur gets crumpled and worn from pressing my body up against the hard bars to keep away from the mess that’s left behind.
I’m a laboratory research dog.
I don’t have a name.
I’m trapped and scared.
We not only adopted a dog, but a dog’s life that ultimately helped countless humans. We thanked Sammy daily for his service to the bio-medical community. After sacrificing seven years to science, he enjoyed eleven years of unconditional love.
Sammy was a remarkable dog that taught many people the importance of gratitude, kindness and perseverance ……….
I hope Sammy’s story inspires you too!
A portion of the proceeds of “Blessed” will be donated to laboratory-dog rescue organizations.
Blessed ~ A Laboratory Research Dog
A little book with a big message…
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
~ 2021 ROYAL DRAGONFLY AWARD WINNER FOR CHILDREN’S CHAPTER BOOK ~
“A REMARKABLY SWEET STORY” – Wishing Shelf Book Award
“A TALE OF HOPE” – Barnes & Noble Recommended Product
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” – Amazon Monthly Selection
“A TRAGICALLY BEAUTIFUL STORY” – Beagle Freedom Project
“A WONDERFUL FEEL-GOOD ADVENTURE” – Good Reads
WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“It’s a wonderful story, illustrated beautifully, with a message all need to hear” – Beth
“I literally just put this book down. It brought me to tears. Sammy found his angel on earth” – Patricia
“What a gorgeous book. Absolutely everything about it is beautiful… the story, the illustrations, the sentiment and the love” – Heather
“This is a tale of Hope – and never losing sight of your dreams. Highly recommended for young and old alike. Bravo!” – Debra
“Sammy is a resilient, adorable dog who never gives up hope and lives with joy each day. Great life lesson”– Marc