Thursday Book Feature: Campbell’s Rambles

For today’s Friday Fun Reads feature, I’m offering a blast from the past. With October being National Domestic Violence Month and in light of the author’s recent loss of her beloved guide dog, I’m re-blogging this review from a couple of years ago. Patty, I’m sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Campbell.

My Corner

Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life

By Patty L. Fletcher

Copyright 2014.

In 2011, Patty Fletcher, a totally blind single mother, acquired Campbell, a black Labrador seeing eye dog, from the facility in Morristown, New Jersey, and brought him home to Kingsport, Tennessee. She first explains how a friend with a guide dog and an incident in a shopping mall inspired her to apply for a dog of her own. She then talks about her boyfriend’s initial reaction, a good foreshadowing of what’s to come. She goes on to describe, in great detail, the trip to New Jersey and the rigorous training process, made more difficult by her fibromyalgia and side effects from her medications. She discusses how one particular trainer influenced her during her training and afterward.

After describing the arduous trip home, she gives the reader a sense of what it’s like to acclimate…

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

4 thoughts on “Thursday Book Feature: Campbell’s Rambles”

  1. Hi Abbie and all.
    Abbie thanks so much for this.
    I hope your readers will enjoy this and my other book as well.
    Just a note, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My
    Life is also available on the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled site.
    Bubba Tails hasn’t made it there yet but it is available on Amazon and Smashwords in EBook formats which are accessible.
    Thanks again.

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      1. Hi Abbie.

        I can’t think of a better way for you to have done it.


        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant


        Website: .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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