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Yorkie Doodle Dandy by William Wynee

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Yorkie Doodle Dandy by William Wynne (Copyright, 1996) Reviewed by Matt Rappette is a true story in which Corporal William A. Wynne from World War II shares his story about his dog Smoky, a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, that became his pet, after it was found in a New Guinea foxhole during World War II. Smoky helped save the lives of servicemen who were under attack therefore is considered a war hero receiving awards for his heroism. Smoky is considered one of the very first therapy dogs. Wynne shares his story and that of his highly talented Dog in this thriller which will keep you reading from cover to cover. Even His own life was even spared by help provided by Smoky. Smoky the dog is credited internationally for her therapy work in hospitals and care facilities during and after the war. Exclusively after the war, Smoky performed on live television with William as her trainer, Smoky’s story proves to the world the therapeutic value of dogs to people during conflict and recovery as well as in friendship through entertainment and hope. You will enjoy this true story especially if you are a dog enthusiast. I found it a good book to explore since our library has its very own therapy dog, Bolt! He is not a Yorkshore Terrier, Bolt is a Corgi. It is well worth the time to read this heart -warming adventure. “Yorkie Doodle Dandy” is 150 pages long and published by Smoky War Dog LLC.

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