Bridging the gap of understanding between military and civilian culture.
That’s the idea behind a book called “My Sheep Story” written by Terry Nichols, who of course is the wife of a veteran that served in a war zone.
Terry says it’s a story she had told hundreds of times when she and her husband Paul went across Canada on horseback with the Communties for Veterans Foundation.
Its a story that made sense to a lot of people…was helping veterans, was helping communities understand their important role in the wellness of their local veterans and its a story that was understood all ages, from children to grandmothers, and was touching people.
Terry says it is a common military adage that our military are sheepdogs who protected us who are their flock.
She says this story is told from the perspective of the sheep which is who she is…
But in the book there are wolves outside of this pasture and the wolves can be dangerous, the wolves can hurt the forest animals and as a sheep i don’t like to think about them and i don’t have to because the sheepdogs do their job.
Terry says the book explains what happens to the sheepdogs when they come back.
The illustrations are by Terrie Tourangeau.
The book can be purchased from the website at www.mysheepstory.ca or at Big Country Printers.