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Charmaine Hammond, author of "On Toby's Terms"

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Toby, was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever who lived life big and left pawprints on hearts around the world. Charmaine Hammond and Chris Alcock his pet parents continue his Legacy- a million acts of kindness.... Toby was a Therapy Dog. Toby's book “On Toby’s Terms” published by Bettie Young’s Books is in stores everywhere, and has been signed to become a motion picture! Other Toby Books: Toby The Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends.

When Charmaine and her husband adopted Toby, a five-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, they figured he's need some adjusting time, but certainly didn't count on what he'd do in the meantime. Soon after he entered their lives, Toby proved to be a holy terror who routinely openend and emptied closets, turned on water taps, pulled things from the bookshelves, sat for hours on end in the sinks,and spent his days rampaging throught the house. Oddest of all was his penchant for locking himself in the bathroom, and then pushing the lid of the toilet off the tank, smashing it to pieces. AFter a disastrous encounter with the knifeblock in the kitchen-and when the couple discovered Toby's bloody paw prints on the phone-they decided Toby needed professional help. Little did they know what they would discover about this dog.