No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the Seal Teams to the Bin Laden Raid Audio CD – Unabridged, Audiobook, 21 April 2020
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- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1250240026
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250240026
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About the Author
WILL CHESNEY served in the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group as an operator and dog handler. He participated in Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Chesney received a Silver Star and a Purple Heart, and now helps veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury.
JOE LAYDEN is an award-winning journalist and writer. His books include the New York Times bestseller As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.
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As someone who has always had a dog as part of my family, and someone that comes from an extensive family history of serving in the Marines and Army in combat, as well as a full time profession, and someone that passionately supports our military and veterans, I was obviously drawn to this book immediately.
To be able to glimpse inside the dynamics, training, and utter trust, love, and loyalty in Will and Cairo’s relationship was amazing. Will was not just a handler and Cairo is not just a service dog. They were so much more to each other. It almost seemed as if each half made the other a better being. I was just in awe of all the preparation, training, physical obstacles, and the utter devotion that they had for one another on and off the field, and also “post-game”.
I also truly appreciated Will sharing his story of injury, sadness, TBI, PTSD, and his ongoing road to recovery. He is beyond impressive, and I am in awe of his honesty and determination to find the life he deserves. I am very happy for him and his family.
There were times that I laughed, and definitely two times I cried, like really, really hard. Anyone that has a dog as part of their family know what I mean.
This is an amazing book for anyone that is passionate about dogs, training, military, our veterans, and helping find the road to recovery for once they return home.
5/5 stars enthusiastically
I suspect there are many stories similar to Cairo and Will’s that we will never know but I don’t doubt that each is just as powerful and moving so I just wanted to say ...... Thank you for your willingness to share it all, for staying in the fight now for those who will benefit from your experiences with the invisible enemy of PTS and TBI. Thank you for yours and Cairo’s service. Thank you for this book, I laughed, I cried, I went down memory lane remembering a lot of what’s happened over the last 20 years in this country.