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Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life: The Bill Wynne Story

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World War II soldier Bill Wynne met Smoky while serving in New Guinea, where the dog, who was smaller than Wynne’s army boot, was found trying to scratch her way out of a foxhole. After he adopted her, she served as the squadron mascot and is credited as being the first therapy dog for the emotional support she provided the soldiers. When they weren’t fighting, Bill taught ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 21st 2019 by Ohio University Press
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Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book for young readers. Cute dog, decent man. Some of the photos were difficult to make out. Great back matter. Didn't really grip me, personally, but I could see how for some, this would be great.

Odd that references to Bill Wynne's Catholic faith were made at the beginning and end of the book, but not so much when he was at war. I guess it mentioned him praying a couple of times when things got rough, but it mostly mentioned how he leaned on Smokey then. By the time I'd gotten to the last
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy.

A story that any age can enjoy because it has heart and perseverance. I like the uplifting adventures and of course anyone with a love of dogs will enjoy Smoky. I was not aware of Bill Wynne until reading this book and I am so happy to have spent some time with them.
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