Animals As Teachers & Healers: True Stories & Reflections

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Thorndike Press, Sep 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 324 pages
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"In their innocence and wisdom...animals show us a way back to a home they have never left". So says Susan Chernak McElroy, who owes her triumph over cancer to the love of her dog, Keesha--and to the courage she found in the act of saving a dying cat. In ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS, McElroy tells her story and gathers real-life stories from others whose souls have been touched by the loving energies of animals. Here are animals as guardians (a German shepherd who cocoons its body around a toddler during a house fire--the baby lives, the dog does not), companions, totems, and soul menders.

For anyone who has forgotten how to see angels, ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS is an inspiration and a guide for the journey to reconnect with the animal kingdom, and a reminder of the lessons and healing that can flow from the special relationship between humans and animals.

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Some of the stories were too far fetched for me, but some of the stories were very good, and some of the stories made me cry. It's a hard book to read if you have recently lost a pet. Read full review

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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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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.

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