One Small Act of Kindness – Facts


Bob, the dog that takes a central role in the novel, is a basset hound. The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family.

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Bob is part of a programme, called Pets As Therapy (PAT).  Pets As Therapy, a is a humanitarian charity. Since its founding in 1983, Pets As Therapy has been at the forefront of community based Animal Assisted Therapy across the length and breadth of the UK. Today, Pets As Therapy is the largest organisation of its kind in Europe enhancing thousands of lives every single day.

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Alice has retrograde amnesia as a consequence of the accident. Retrograde amnesia (RA) is a loss of memory-access to events that occurred, or information that was learned, before an injury or the onset of a disease.


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