Animals as teachers and healers

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Ballantine Books, Jan 14, 1997 - Nature - 252 pages
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"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 saysSusan 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. InAnimals 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.

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Susan McElroy's writing may just be my favorite addiction of all time. I consume her books faster and with more uninhibited joy than almost anything else in my life. The way that she- and, in the case ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Orman - Goodreads

Again, a book that makes us think of animals in a more enlightened and subtle way! From her stories, McElroy determines the evidence that animals can not only teach us, but can heal us of many ills ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
13
CHAPTER TWO
53
CHAPTER THREE
87
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About the author (1997)

Susan Chernak McElroy has been an animal lover all of her life. She has worked as a veterinarian's assistant, Humane Society educator, dog trainer, wildlife rehabilitator, and zookeeper. Her writing has appeared in national magazines and is featured in several published and upcoming anthologies, including Chicken Soup for Soul Survivors, Wounded Healers, and Intimate Relationships: Embracing the Natural World. She makes her home in Oregon at Bright Star Farm.