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Anything But a Dog!

NATHHAN mom, Lisa Saunders is the author of Riding the Train With Elizabeth and other books. Her daughter, Elizabeth had CMV (cytomegalovirus) and has since passed away. This book is a special way to look at what the joy of a pet can bring to a girl who loved being loved!
In this book, Lisa says “No” to her daughter Jackie’s plea for a dog, fearing it will be too rambunctious around Jackie’s disabled little sister Elizabeth. But she does make her a promise she thinks will never come to pass: “If God brings a dog to our door, then you can have it.” In the meantime, the family wrestles with a series of dysfunctional pets: A flesh-eating hamster, an attack cat, killer ants and a very stinky rabbit. Then one day, the unexpected happens: a shivering, dirty puppy shows up at their door. But is this dog really Heaven-sent?

PLUS - the latest news on how to prevent the far-reaching but under-reported effects of congenital CMV, the #1 viral cause of birth defects - more common a cause of disabilities than Down syndrome. Resources for anyone whose life is touched by CMV.

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