Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day

This is a sponsored post. We received the book at no charge in return for our honest review. Receiving the book in no way influenced our opinions. Products reviewed here are only done for things we support but regardless will always give our fair and honest review.

We got an email asking mom to review a book. This isn't something we do too often, but this one struck mom as kind of important and interesting, so she accepted the offer.

Reporting for Duty (amazon link here) by Tracy Libby is a book about military veterans and their service dogs. Study after study shows how having a pet can affect the mental and physical health of people. Many veterans come back with so many physical and mental injuries that teaming them up with service dogs just seems like a wonderful idea. The book covers 15 stories of veterans suffering from things like PTSD as well as physical disabilities. And there is even a section about how some of these dogs are rescued shelter animals.

This was in the press release from i-5 Press: "According to a RAND Corporation September 2014 study, more than 540,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD and/or depression, and more than 260,000 veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) - and these numbers do not count the veterans from other wars, from peacetime service, or with other physical injuries, illnesses, or diseases that could benefit from service dogs."

Think about that for a second....over 3/4 million service members that could use a service dog.

Mom enjoyed reading the book. The pictures are moving and the stories heartfelt. She had no idea how much military service members go was heartbreaking at times and yet uplifting to know there are groups out there trying to help. We hope this book goes a long way to making that happen for so many more who need the help.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to Veterans Moving Forward.

We are lucky in that there is charity near us called Wags 4 Warriors doing very similar things - using shelter dogs to help veterans. 


  1. We join others today in saying Thank You to all our brave soldiers and veterans for protecting our freedom with great sacrifice.

  2. how very timely.. and that is a lot of service members that could use a service dog.. wow

  3. Perfect timing - and a great review! Our mom would shed buckets of tears reading that!

  4. That sounds like a very moving and wonderful book. Thanks for sharing!

    And thank you to all of our amazing veterans, and their service to us all!

  5. That sounds like a great book, especially today. Purrs to your veterans.

  6. Sounds pawsum and quite timely. We fank all who have and do serve to keep us safe and furee.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. kewl iz thiz....thiz book sounds way awesum; ya did a grate ree view; we will recommend this book two R naybor ♥♥♥

  8. We thank the veterans of all our allied countries.

  9. It sounds like a great book. Paws up for all our veterans!


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