Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Melissa Joseph is an adjunct teacher of writing and literature who adopted Baxter when he was two years old. Her husband, Dennis Bussey, took the photographs in the book while volunteering at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine.
Animals can bring relief to those who are suffering, and few animals have brought as much peace to as many individuals as Baxter, an eighteen-year-old therapy dog. Moments with Baxter
is a collection of thirty-six moving true stories that
- Comfort and console readers who have suffering loved ones
- Display the healing power of animals
- Captivate animal lovers everywhere
- Inspire those who care for the terminally ill
Author Melissa Joseph and photographer Dennis Bussey eloquently capture Baxter’s remarkable work. With his fuzzy ears and deep brown eyes, Baxter exemplifies the awesome role animals play in the human world.