by Wanda Jean Studley Shorty Stories: A Story about a Dog and Her Famous Wheels introduces young readers and their families to a very special canine. Based on the experiences of the authors own much-loved pet, this story shows how we can learn to overcome difficulties and adapt to our circumstances. When Shorty injures her spine, paralyzing her back legs, the veterinarian tells her mommy that the dog will never be able to walk again. Shorty learns to pull herself around with only her front legs, but she is very sad that she can no longer run and play. Even her little brother, Brownie, cant seem to cheer her up. When Mommy finds a wheelchair for her, Shorty has to learn to move around in a whole new way, and she and her friends are happy to soon find that Shortys disability does not need to slow her down. Shorty Stories: A Story about a Dog and Her Famous Wheels helps children understand that everyone has different abilities and challenges, and parents will appreciate the positive message of this engaging and warm-hearted tale. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Wanda Jean Studley is a native of Bucks County, PA, where she now lives with her partner, Walt, and their dogs. Shorty Stories: A Story about a Dog and Her Famous Wheels is the authors first published book.