'...I never imagined I would have a dog like Ted, who needs me as much as I need him. He trusts me to feed and care for him, and I trust him with my life. I never thought I could be this happy. I hold his lead, he holds my heart...'
MY LIFE IN HIS PAWS is the story of the amazing dog who gave back someone's freedom and confidence. Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. It affects the body inside and out: her throat is very narrow and she can stop breathing at any time. But eight years ago Wendy's life changed forever. She met Ted, the Golden Retriever, and he became her full-time carer. He has saved her life more times than she can remember, always watching and listening, and Wendy is now entirely reliant on him.
This is the story of Wendy and her incredible bravery living with a disability and battling against the odds. It's also the story of Ted, the extraordinary assistance dog, and the unique relationship between a human and animal and the extraordinary things animals are capable of.
The tale of Ted, the four-legged housekeeper and bodyguard who saves his owner's life EVERY DAY, is as touching as it's inspiring. - Daily Mail
Wendy Hilling lives in Devon with her Husband Peter and her Canine Partner, Teddy. Wendy was born with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. It causes her skin to blister and tear at the slightest knock. Despite the odds against her survival, she has worked, owned horses and has had two children. She believes that anything is possible; it is just a matter of finding ways around difficulties.
With the help of Canine Partners she trained Teddy to be her assistance dog and he has saved her life in ways she could never imagine.