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Julie Barton and Bunker

Book Review ~ Dog Medicine by Julie Barton

Julie Barton’s book Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me from Myself  tells her story of becoming healed by sharing her life with a golden retriever named Bunker. I have written about therapy dogs and have experienced the lifesaving intervention of our little Pomeranian, Puffy, …
Greyhound with glasses and rat on book

Artistic Dogs & Improbable Rats

PICCOLO: AN INTERN’S TALE If you enjoy the works of Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, you will enjoy  Piccolo: An Intern’s Tale, which is the first book of a series written by E. Merwin. It is the first person account …
Dog looking at rat on stack of books

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose

I have often pondered the unfairness of some dogs living in luxury while others must endure lives as forgotten strays, or worse, as test animals or food. Although A Dog’s Purpose shows the various circumstances of human life through a dog’s perspective, …
Oliver

Becoming Whole

In the 1940’s a little boy had a dog—a large Chow named Lucky. The boy and dog went everywhere together. Lucky was protector and friend. At ten years of age, Lucky ran across the front yard to greet the little boy’s father …
Dog looking at rat on stack of books

Animals and the Afterlife

Animals and the Afterlife by Kim Sheridan—not your usual dog or cat book. Do animals have a soul? Do animals love? Do animals think? Are animals here to teach us to love or be patient? Can animals communicate with us? Do animals reincarnate? …