Misaki’s bookshelfPosted: May 5, 2014
Mummy and I recently read a totally pawesome book that we thought you would like – if you haven’t read it already. It’s called It’s All About Treo by Dave Heyhoe.
Auntie Els lent it to us and we couldn’t put it down. It’s the true story about a service dog called Treo and his handler Dave who are sent out to Afghanistan on a mission to search out IEDs – improvised explosive devices. In the blistering heat and in constant danger from being shot at and being blown up, Treo proves himself over and over again as an invaluable search dog. So much so that he himself became a Taliban target!
What we loved about this book is the humbleness of Dave. Although he is an experienced soldier and dog handler, he is constantly in awe of Treo’s abilities as a search dog. But it’s not all work, Treo has his moments of naughtiness. There’s a particular scene with chickens that made us roll up! It’s also sad in places and mummy found herself trying to sniff back the tears on a few occasions. Overall it is a wonderful, inspiring book that really shows you how amazing dogs are. And most of all it’s a true story.
If you haven’t read it already, then you really should.
What are you reading at the moment?