This book just confirmed what I have always believed about animals. I found it hopeful, educational and sometimes just a heart tugger. I recommend it highly.
"A moving and convincing testimony for animals as teachers and healers, validating the vital, nurturing, human-animal bond. Must reading for anyone who has ever loved an animal-or wondered why others do." Jack Canfield, Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul
I was a bit disappointed in this book, I was hoping for more fact and less anecdotes. I read a lot of books about animals, especially cats and dogs, and I found this one a bit cloying and "New Ageish". For comparison, I really enjoy books by Jon Katz, James Herriot, I liked "Marley" and "Dewey".
FROM THE PUBLISHER
"In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left."
So says Susan Chernak McElroy, a cancer survivor who credits much of her triumph over terminal illness to the love of the animals in her life. From the courage of her dog, Keesha, who taught McElroy how to face challenges with grace and acceptance, to the uncanny victory over leukemia she witnessed in a foundling kitten, McElroy offers a unique and compelling chronicle of her healing journey. In Animals as Teachers and Healers, McElroy shares her story along with other true testaments from many other souls who have been touched, for a moment or for a lifetime, by the loving energies of animals.
I enjoyed the stories in this book, it is a quick read. It didn't change my life though. I have had my own experiences with animals that has done that. It did seem less about animals and more about the emotional problems of their humans to me. Maybe I need a different book. All in all, it is a good book but not life changing as suggested.
If you love animals as i do, you will enjoy your time spent with these stories. I have always believed animals are life changing, they have feelings and quirkey little personalities that can bring so much joy. They are ever true to their owners and help children learn to love. They give the grieving and ill comfort and bring smiles and laughter to a heart that is broken. These stories were a great way to spend my day.
a great book to be read by animals lovers the book tells how animals of all sorts can teach us a lesson or two
This book changed my life.