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Animals As Teachers And Healers

True Stories and Reflections
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Paperback Book
February, 1998
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$23.00 CAD
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This fascinating book honours all kinds of animals as the wonderful and inspiring creatures they are. True tales of courage, loyalty, trust and love, which involve horses, dolphins, seals, dogs and many others are intertwined with the author’s own personal story of her triumph over cancer. She attributes this triumph largely to the love of the animals in her life. After writing her first story—about her German shepherd, Keesha—McElroy solicited stories from others who recognized animals as teachers and healers. She received hundreds of stories and many letters that paid tribute to the lives of many beloved pets. Animals as Teachers and Healers is a brilliant and loving compilation of touching and informative stories that explore the bonds between animals and humans.

 This book shows how it is to humankind’s benefit to learn from the animal kingdom. As McElroy says, “Animals show us a way back to a home they have never left.”

“A wonderful book for anyone who has forgotten how to see angels. There are many life-affirming messages here, but the bottom line is this: In a time of crisis or self-doubt, should you need to know what the true value of your life is, to feel the unconditional love and support of the Creator, look into the eyes of an animal. They have been put there, close to you, for you to see.” —Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

“Stirring, emotional, and important... For anyone who’s ever owned a pet, this kaleidoscope of emotions will elicit tears, and some very special memories.” —Seattle Times

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Susan Chernak McElroy credits her astounding triumph over cancer to the love of the animals in her life. In Animals as Teachers & Healers she shares her remarkable story along with true stories from others who have been touched by the loving energies of animals.

A woman escapes an abusive relationship by observing how her boyfriend treated her two Arabian horses . . . a German shepherd cocoons its body around a toddler during a house fire . . . a coyote gives a couple wisdom about their rebellious daughter . . . a little three-legged frog imparts a valuable lesson to a frightened nine-year-old girl. Unique and compelling, Animals as Teachers & Healers invites us to reconnect with the boundless gifts of joy, wisdom, and deep healing that flow from our ageless and intimate relationship with the animal kingdom.

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