Let’s Talk: Book Tour is Set!

Hi. I’m Willie.

This is a photo of me when I was just a few months old. Yeah, I think I was cute too.

You may have read about me in the writings of my human, who I call Tall Two-Legged Female. If you have, you know that I used to be a tiny bit upset when I saw a dog I didn’t know when I was younger. You may not know that I was also what Tall Two-Legged Female calls “reactive” to the slightest unexpected sound.

Here’s the thing. When I was younger, I thought that the world was a very dangerous place. I had to be on guard all the time, because I was pretty sure that lots of things were going to hurt me. I didn’t know that Tall Two Leg Female felt the same way.

We’re good now. I’m 10 years old. Tall Two-Legged Female is older (but only in human years). The mouth-sized, papery thing that you call a book explains how we got better. I can’t read it myself, but it smells interesting.
Put your paw on the button below to learn when and where Trisha (Tall Two-Legged Female) will be talking about our journey together.

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"The Education of Will delves deep into the minds of people and dogs, and into the effects of trauma, showing that healing is possible. McConnell gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere."

—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation.

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