Murphy was a special dog from the beginning. He was a happy puppy, and incredibly smart. Yet at about the age of five, he began exhibiting pervasive symptoms of anxiety and fear that rapidly took over his life. His story is one of struggle against unknown terrors and of the love and patient care that his dog mom (a.k.a. owner) provided to bring him back to health. It is a tale of love, determination, resilience, and inspiration.
A note of caution to parents: Murphy’s story chronicles his entire life, including its end. Some children may have difficulty with the last few chapters. Please be aware of this before giving the book to especially sensitive young readers.
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jennifer Ault’s My Twice-Exceptional Murphy. Jennifer is an excellent translator of dogspeak. Parents of 2e children, as well as the children themselves, will relate to this heart-warming story of Murphy’s development. A must-read for dog lovers everywhere.”
~ Linda Kreger Silverman, Founder and Director,
Institute for the Study of Advanced Development