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. Volume XVII Number 6. . . .October 8, 2010
Despite periods of scruffiness and mischievousness (like rolling over chickens) Gunner the American Paint Horse becomes a prize winner, a hero, and a survivor. With friends like Heather and her husband, E.W., caring for him and Mike training him, Gunner wins several shows in the United States, including the All Round title in 2004 in Texas. But before Gunner can compete at the World Paint Show, Hurricane Katrina hits land. Heather and her family lose their farm in Mississippi, and Gunner disappears. When Gunner is found three months later and many miles away from home, the veterinarians think it would be best to end his suffering. He is blind, injured, and weak. Heather sees signs of hope in his behavior though and refuses to give up on him. Gunner's recovery is slow and hard to endure at times, but he grows strong enough to prove his competing days are not over.
Judy Andrekson has always combined her love of writing with her love of horses. She lives in Sherwood Park, AB. David Parkins has illustrated over fifty children's books and the cartoon Beano. He lives in Kingston, ON.
Tanya Boudreau is a librarian at the Cold Lake Public Library in Cold Lake, AB.
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