Piglet : the unexpected story of a deaf blind pink puppy and his family

by Shapiro, Melissa,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Named a Best Feel-Good Book by The Washington Post

In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love , a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog.

When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn't hesitate to say, "yes." Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup.

One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household--which included Melissa's husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues.

Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way.

Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet's infectiously positive mindset. Piglet : The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "On March 4, 2017, at a Petco in Milford, Connecticut, Melissa Shapiro met the tiny, deaf, blind, pink puppy whom the world would come to know as Piglet. Rescued from a hoarding predicament, Piglet was the sickly runt of his litter and had been rejected at birth, causing emotional trauma. But Shapiro has been in training for years to help this dog in need, from her focus on becoming a veterinarian to how she and her husband worked as a team to raise their children to the six rescued dogs and four rescued birds already in their home. Sharing stories on social media about Piglet learning new skills and coping with challenges spreads the big impact of this small dog far beyond the Shapiro family. Educators and their students, animal advocacy groups, legions of social media friends, and now readers of this book will be inspired by Piglet. Full of serious factual details as well as creating an emotional bond with touches of sorrow and joy, this will make Piglet even more of a star."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Shapiro, Melissa.
Dogs with disabilities -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Puppies -- Connecticut.
Dog rescue -- Connecticut.
Human-animal relationships -- Connecticut.
Women veterinarians -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Dog owners -- Connecticut -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Atria Books,2021
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Contributors Rivas, Mim Eichler, author.
Language English
Description xi, 302 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 1982167165
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