Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro already had six dogs when she got a call about a tiny dachshund/Chihuahua puppy, born deaf and blind, who was recently rescued from a hoarding situation. Unable to resist his distinctive pink coloring and feeling uniquely equipped to handle his special needs, Shapiro welcomed the one-pound, extremely anxious pup, whom she dubbed Piglet, into her pack (which also included three children and a very patient husband). Though he screamed and cowered during his first few days, eventually patience, love, and kindness led Piglet to overcome his fear and eventually thrive, despite his disabilities, and Shapiro's social media posts about him turned the little underdog into an inspirational worldwide phenomenon! This uplifting memoir about empathy and resilience, complete with lots of adorable photographs, will warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. And now, we're offering the illustrated children's book version of this compassionate story, too! For ages 4-8. Sold separately.