Are you wondering how to prepare your human children about the upcoming amputation for your furry child?
Author Sandra Philipson can help. She has a darling series of children’s books and even a movie about her adventurous three legged dogs, Annie and Trini and their quadruped pal, Max. As a children’s educator and reading specialist with advanced degrees in reading, and literacy, Philipson’s beautiful books illustrate important lessons about love, friendship, optimism and loss.
Annie and her high-spirited brother Max experience her illness and recovery in very different ways. Max is in denial and Annie is in a state of sad acceptance. It isn’t until they meet Samantha, a three legged Golden Retriever, that they both begin to heal.
Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her Way is a book about love, loss, friendship and optimism that is appropriate for children of all ages and the young in spirit. This book is recommended by the Argus Institute at Colorado State University.
Max and Annie travel out west and discover the Arizona desert. The desert animals invite the dogs to a mysterious campfire where Max is confronted with a local bully. Max learns that getting caught up in bullying can become dangerous, but with Annie’s help, Max learns that he can use his head and his heart to save the spirit of the campfire.
Max and Annie’s Mysterious Campfire is a thoroughly charming, warmly illustrated, “kid friendly” picture book about a pair of quick-witted dogs in the desert. This is highly recommended as an engaging tale filled with appealing, full-color artwork of likeable animal characters.
After five happy years on a West Virginia farm, Trini, an English springer spaniel, finds herself abandoned when her owner suddenly passes away.
Rejected by her owners relatives, this plucky little three-legged dog sets out on a journey to find a new home. Along the way she has adventures and overcomes obstacles.
Forever Home illustrates Trini’s courage and persistence in her quest, and shows that hard times can be endured and conquered with humor, determination and a little help from those who rescue the abandoned.
Cute puppies bring health and happiness to the denizens of an Ohio hospital in Miracle Dogs.
When young Charlie Logan (Josh Hutcherson) and his parents (Kate Jackson and Ted Shackelford) accidentally run into a stray Springer Spaniel, the injury is minor but the dog turns out to have cancer in one of her forelegs, which has to be amputated.
To save the dog from euthanasia, Charlie smuggles her into the Cleveland Clinic, where his parents work, and keeps her in the basement with the assistance of the cantankerous custodian (Stacey Keach). But in no time the dog, now dubbed Annie by Charlie, starts wandering through the hospital, miraculously healing the patients.
Hospital rules and miraculous healing collide in this adaptation of the popular children’s book Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her Way, which is sure to warm the heart of any dog-lover.