“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

  • 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
  • What to do when both people in a relationship have broken the other’s trust
    JuicyBest asks: My boyfriend, after he tracked a phone he gave to me and was actually seeing all my messages, saw when I cheated on him.  He told me it was over, but after persistence and begging, he forgave and now we are back.  But I no longer feel the ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-13
  • What to do when your boyfriend or girlfriend does things deliberately to hurt your feelings
    Prince2411 asks: I made many mistakes in my relationship, I hurt my girl a lot, and I did things I am not proud of, but my intention was never to hurt her. I never crossed any physical limits with any other girl, but over text I said certain things which ... read more
    Published on 2020-07-06
  • Should you stay in a relationship with someone who says it can’t last long-term?
    Suzyz asks: I have been with my boyfriend for over a year and I love him very much.  We belong to different religions. He sometimes says he will be with be and sometimes says that there will be a lot of problems we could not face and stay strong. He says he would ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-23
  • A Sense of Belonging
    …the only hope This is hard for me to put into words.  But I have to.             I want you to imagine I get off my leash and chase a cat, and catch it and kill it.  Handsome is furious with me.  He feels horrible for the poor kitty, and ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-13
  • How much should one express to someone they meet online (especially during a lockdown)?
    PERFECTION asks: I met this girl on Facebook and she seems nice and all.  It’s been a week and a couple of days since the first time we talked to each other and things are actually going so well. I already told her a LOT of things about me, she seems ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-11
  • How much should one express to someone they meet online (especially during a lockdown)?
    PERFECTION asks: I met this girl on Facebook and she seems nice and all.  It’s been a week and a couple of days since the first time we talked to each other and things are actually going so well. I already told her a LOT of things about me, she seems ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-11
  • What to do when you unintentionally offend someone
    AayuTheLegend asks: I get sooooo annoyed by the girls in my class. They take a double meaning to everything I say. And get angry. Like once I said “Do u wanna grab a cup of coffee?” I got a reply saying, “You don’t respect me, you objectify me!” I wasn’t even looking ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-09
  • What to do when you unintentionally offend someone
    AayuTheLegend asks: I get sooooo annoyed by the girls in my class. They take a double meaning to everything I say. And get angry. Like once I said “Do u wanna grab a cup of coffee?” I got a reply saying, “You don’t respect me, you objectify me!” I wasn’t even looking ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-09
  • How to help a friend whose feelings you’ve hurt
    indithelady asks:  I’m having an argument with my best friend right now, and I’m extremely confused. Here’s how it all started.  My friend S has a crush on a celebrity on Instagram, and because this celebrity hasn’t actually become super-famous, he answers to DMs and comments from his fans. S ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-04
  • How to help a friend whose feelings you’ve hurt
    indithelady asks:  I’m having an argument with my best friend right now, and I’m extremely confused. Here’s how it all started.  My friend S has a crush on a celebrity on Instagram, and because this celebrity hasn’t actually become super-famous, he answers to DMs and comments from his fans. S ... read more
    Published on 2020-06-04
  • How to figure out what people who avoid compliments really feel
    Wretched asks: I jwant to know your thoughts about my crush’s reply to my confession. I didn’t get it and I don’t know what to reply. So I’m asking you if I have been rejected. My confession started with “I like you” and I followed it with the reasons why. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25
  • How to figure out what people who avoid compliments really feel
    Wretched asks: I jwant to know your thoughts about my crush’s reply to my confession. I didn’t get it and I don’t know what to reply. So I’m asking you if I have been rejected. My confession started with “I like you” and I followed it with the reasons why. ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-25