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84 Paws: A Life with Old Labs

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At 84 years of age, Barbara Travis Osgood decided to publish a book. Through this autobiographical collection of short stories, she shares funny, sad, and always intimate moments from a life with senior Labrador Retrievers.84 Paws is more than a story about rescuing twenty-one elderly labs. It is the story about a woman with bipolar disorder, who, against all odds, saved h ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 9th 2019 by Independently Published
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Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

I’ll be honest. I bought this book because I have a thing for labs, have a wonderful senior lab and some of the proceeds were going to LRCP Lab Rescue, which provided me my wonderful sweet boy.

I didn’t realize the trials that the author had gone through. Bipolar, she faced issues most of us would count as nightmares. “Moody became my ambassador to the land of the living.”

The chapters are snapshots of the 21 dogs (84 paws) that Barbara adopted or fostered over the years and how they affected he
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Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! A great read whether you are a dog lover or not. I really appreciate the authors openness about her personal struggles in life.
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Barbara Travis Osgood is a native New Yorker who earned her Ph.D. in Human Ecology at Cornell University. She retired as a Senior Executive with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002. For more than twenty years, her passion has been fostering and rescuing old Labrador Retrievers. At age 84, after a career of writing academic articles and policy statemen ...more

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