Monthly Archives: November 2009

On the outside looking in

On the outside looking inHave you ever been left out because you are different? Well I have and I don’t like it. I felt sad for Miracle our cat the other day. We dogs were all inside playing and having fun and she was outside. I looked up at the window and saw Miracle looking in at us. All of a sudden, it hit me.

Miracle was the different one and we were leaving her out and I know she felt bad. I could see the look on her face. Miracle hasn’t always been nice to me but I don’t want her to feel left out even though she isn’t a dog like we are. We are going to ask her to play next time so she won’t be on the outside looking in. That’s a way cool idea. Don’t you agree?

http://guesswhat.rugbyjones.com/2009/07/normaldifferent-shouldnt-afraid/

Deborah Mahler thinks I am way cool! Yippee!

The Tail Of Rugby Jones Front Cover

This is a review that I just saw on Amazon. How cool is this lady? Way cool, I think. I bet you do too! She said my book helped her and her review and support sure helps me! I just love great people. Don’t you?

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“I purchased one book for the first granddaughter for Christmas, and I am going to purchase a second for another. In 1988 I was disabled in an auto accident and told I would never walk again. Two years later, I walked into a community college to be retrained using a cane. My two girls were very young then so the grand kids have no idea what grandma, nor their moms went through. The gift of Rugby Jones will help us open the door to telling our tale.

Rugby Jones is a tale of courage that surpasses the boundaries of the so called “human spirit”. Rugby’s story shows us that any being can overcome obstacles – it’s not a specific ‘human’ trait.

The courage Rugby shows in his “Tail” teaches young and old that a disability is only a disability if you make it one.

Of course, I have an attachment to the story because Rugby has managed to put into words my story – my struggle – and yes, my courage. Rugby’s story is a personal one for me and I believe that it should be shared with everyone.

Rugby Jones deserves an award for courage and tenacity. He has truly shown us that when there is a will, there is a way and that nothing is impossible unless you choose to make it so.

This heartwarming tale about one loving and carefree pooch’s journey to find freedom again affects young and old, healthy and sick alike. It’s impossible to read this book and not be affected and touched by his tale of courage told with humor and a zest for life that is unmistakable Rugby!

A must read!”

Deborah Mahler