The Puppy That Came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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"All Megan Rix ever wanted was a baby. Month after month, she put up a brave face as her dreams were dashed, but secretly she was crushed. What would she do with all of the extra love she felt in her heart? Would her life ever feel complete? She found a surprising answer when she and her husband, Ian, got involved with a charity which provided Helper Dogs to people with disabilities. They would be responsible for training puppies that would then be placed with people who needed these skilled animals to live more normal lives. The dogs do everything from fetching clothing to anticipating seizures in children so their parents can get them through the episode safely. The Rixes first welcomed Emma, a sweet natured golden retriever into their homes--and into their hearts. They lost themselves in the joy of training this rambunctious, yet loveable creature. They fell instantly in love. However, after six months Emma had completed her training and was given to someone in need, and a whole opened up in their lives again. To get over their broken hearts, Megan and Ian took in another pup: Freddy. They fell in love all over again . . . only for Freddy to move on too. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could keep taking in these adorable puppies and giving them away, even if they knew it was for a great cause. It was getting too hard, too painful, and their fertility treatments were going nowhere. But then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along . . . and stayed forever"--

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

Megan and Ian became puppy foster parents, training Helper Dogs puppies. But after fostering two dogs, they decided they wanted their own for keeps, and along came Taffy. Read full review

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User Review  - frisbeesage - LibraryThing

A sweet, simple story about a couple who find the love they crave in puppy, The Puppy that Came for Christmas is exactly what it seems to be. Don't expect any deep revelations, unexpected twists, or ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Megan Rix was born in London, and lived in America, New Zealand, and Singapore before marrying her husband, Ian, and settling in England.

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