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Local author presents book and message of kindness at Inkberry

 

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Murphy the three-legged dog served as inspiration for Niwot-based author Michelle Pendergrass' new book "Some dogs are different," which seeks to demystify physical challenges and celebrate differences.

Confused faces and the question "What's wrong with your dog?" follow Michelle Pendergrass and her three-legged pooch Murphy seemingly wherever they go.

In 2014, after breaking his leg another time, Pendergrass and her family decided to alleviate his pain and amputate Murphy's leg. "He won't be the same," veterinarians told them, and the vet was right--Murphy was faster than ever and found a new passion for life. Even so, fielding the constant questions about Murphy and his missing limb was tiring.

"It's sad, but even adults, we need to learn that everybody's got a difference," said Pendergr...



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