“A warm, engaging, deceptively simple tribute to innate wisdom. May we all learn from such loveable teachers.”

— Dennis Palumbo – screenwriter My Favorite Year, author the Daniel Rinaldi mysteries

 

“A beautiful, heartfelt, and entertaining book, that gives the reader a deep understanding of the profound relationship between the human psyche and the souls of the other animals with whom we share this planet.”

— Linda Buzzell, co-editor Ecotherapy – Healing with Nature in Mind

 

From the Author:

  • Dating Advice from a Crazy Dog Guy
    “Oh no, you’re not one of those, are you?!” We all know the phrase “crazy cat lady,” conjuring images of bathrobed bitties sprinkling cat chow into bowls as hordes of filthy yowling tabbies descend. And we hear more and more of “crazy cat guys” too. But there’s not much talk ... read more
    Published on 2016-05-04
  • Unconditional Love – As Taught by the Four-Legged Masters
    Another Valentine’s Day is upon us – a day when it often appears that everyone else in the world has a perfectly happy committed relationship based in deep, abiding, and playful love. In other words, a day when most of us writhe in disappointment. It’s not that we’re saying we’re ... read more
    Published on 2016-02-19
  • Straying into a Better New Year
      How would you like you like to spend 2016 as contented, as centered, as… your dog?   As a psychotherapist, I spend a lot of time dealing with people and our big-brained problems. On most issues, like how to create a telephone that uses 3D touch to show birds ... read more
    Published on 2016-01-14

From ask

  • Should you let your partner stay in contact with friends who creep you out?
    PERFECTION asks: My girl has this group of friends of hers from college, and I don’t like her guy friends at all, they’re the horny type of dudes. She always reassures me that I shouldn’t be worrying about them, and that much she’s mine after all. I recently found out ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-14
  • What’s Next? …planning for an uncertain future
    Last month I struggled like crazy to find a hundred things I’m grateful for during this crazy time, and sent them to you. But that only goes so far.  And sometimes, things you’re grateful for slip away, like squirrels in a tree while you’re sleeping.  In just this last month, ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-14
  • What to do when you have different standards of intimacy with friends
    Awerpia asks: Of late I’m finding it difficult having discussions with my girlfriend because they only end up with her misinterpreting what I mean, crying and accusing me of having insecurities. But truthfully I really trust her; it’s just that sometimes I just want to get sometimes right. I just want ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-12
  • What to do when you’re asked to have an affair
    Chandrani123 asks: I have been in a relationship for four and a half years. My boyfriend is ten years older than me, he is very mature, cool minded & never gets angry upon me. We have a delightful relationship; sometimes I fight with him but he manages my anger really ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-07
  • What to do when your relationship is faithful but disrespectful.
    Yara asks:             I have been in a long distance relationship with a guy for about one and half years. I am constantly feeling confused with my relationship, for while it is the most relaxing time to be with him, at the same time there are a lot of questions ... read more
    Published on 2020-09-01
  • Should you leave your current relationship because you never got over an earlier one?
    Shreyash1009 asks: Two years ago I proposed to a girl with whom I’d been in love for five years. That time she rejected the proposal saying we were friends, but after a year she proposed back to me. It was my first relationship and I could not build a good ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-29
  • What to do when you’re being shamed for what you did in a previous relationship
    Arpita asks: I had broken up with my boyfriend 3 months ago. Then I found a guy withnwhom I want to spend the rest of my life. It’s too new, but he is everything I wanted.  My ex recently found out that I had cheated on him once (I had ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-24
  • Should one only be with people of the right height?
    Awerpia asks: My girlfriend is 150cm tall (4 feet.) She’s short. And I am 165cm (around 5 feet). You see I love her so dearly that I don’t care about what other people see as flaws. My grandmother is a short woman around the same height as my mum and ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-21
  • What to do when two great guys are both interested in you
    Devikas asks: I am stuck in a complicated situation. There are two guys who are best friends and they both love me. One of them is my best friend from a long time, and I met the other one about two months ago. They both have been asking me out lately ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-18
  • Gratitude Anyway – sticking positive in negative’s face
    Gratitude Anyway – sticking positive in negative’s face!             I was getting depressed.             All the people around me have been down or stressed or terrified for months.  And we dogs are big empaths (which means we feel what you guys are feeling), so I’ve been down too.             But ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-17
  • Is it wrong to marry someone when that will bring them into your family’s problems?
    Kiran1209 asks:  In my family, there is no good communication between my mother and father. And the situation has been like this for years. There is always a difference in opinion between them and this leads to fighting. Often I don’t like the atmosphere that is created in the house. There ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-15
  • How to deal with your new relationship having had a past you have trouble accepting
    PERFECTION asks: My girlfriend and I somehow shared some things about our past relationships and the sort of things she and I did before we got to meet each other. I was a little bit carried out by those facts that I’ve learned. Can you help me clear my mind ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-13
  • Why would someone newly-sober break up from their relationship?
    K-Xengah asks: I took your advice concerning my boyfriend and his drug problems and it totally worked. He hit rock bottom and his withdrawal made him quit. So thanks, cause if it was not for your advice I would have totally helped him find money for drugs so he can ... read more
    Published on 2020-08-03
  • What to do when someone breaks up with you because they feel not good enough
    eimuun asks: I want to ask you about my relationship with this girl that I really love – well I must say the relationship we had because she broke up with me yesterday.  The reason for the breakup was that she wasn’t in a clear headspace at the moment, and ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-29
  • The Future Is Now …how to handle the new unreality
    …how to handle the new unreality I realized something this week.  The future is here.             Of course, the present day is ALWAYS what the future used to be – today is always what was tomorrow yesterday.  And while some things about today are just what we expected (the sun ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-16