“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

  • Can you open up too much about your insecurities?
    Jhalli asks: Today I shared some talks with my boyfriend about how I feel about myself, my inferiority complex nature. Literally I shared everything which was on my mind. But now I feel restless.. how it’s going to affect my relationship with him? I know he will understand me. But ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-28
  • Is it wrong to doubt a relationship that’s going well?
    PERFECTION asks: My girlfriend and I have been, to each other, quite good, and great now, but I just have that one question. Should I be afraid? About that somethings gonna happen, like her liking someone else? Is that normal? Am I being anxious? I don’t wanna lose her.  I ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-23
  • Even Though – a guide to gratitude in 2021
                In the United States, where I live, we have a lovely holiday.  Lovely for two reasons.  One is that its only major ritual is cooking and eating a huge meal – huge enough that we pet-pups are pretty much guaranteed leftovers!             But the other loveliness is the meaning ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-15
  • What to do when the job you’ve succeeded at starts to drain you
    Stunner_boss123 asks: I have been in a service delivery corporate sector for seven years. The core of our Job is HR-related and our priority is customer satisfaction.  I used to be a highly motivated and champion of my team. And even this year, i am again the leading resource and ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-15
  • What to do when you realize you’ve let things go too far in a new relationship
    jhalli asks: One day I was scrolling my Ok-Cupid Id and found a guy.  He’s overseas for his Masters study. We talk with each other and shared our number. We did a voice call and shared many things like my past relationships, his past relationships and flings, and what he and ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-08
  • What to do when your boyfriend wants you to loan money to his family
    K-Xengah asks: Hi Shirelle, Once upon a time my relationship was great. I had an understanding partner who respected me and was always there for me. But things just slowly started changing ever since he started having intense family drama. He’s in the relationship but not there. He always wants ... read more
    Published on 2021-11-01
  • Number 100! – the relevance of math today
    It’s my 100th Pawprint!  Isn’t that exciting! Actually it means nothing.  No more than #97 or #102.  I’m very proud to have kept it going this long, but the big deal about the number 100 is just that humans have ten fingers!  If you don’t count the dew-claw higher up ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-25
  • Is it wrong to be bothered by my boyfriend hanging out with other people all the time?
    kiara123 asks: Hey! I’ve been with this boy for almost 2 years now. We’re long distance and I feel like I’ve started to become toxic. I love him a lot but I don’t understand why I get jealous when he’s out partying or planning trips with his friends. I have ... read more
    Published on 2021-10-11
  • Beauty and The Best … remembering my friend Dilla
                I hate loss.  All dogs do.  We don’t even like it when our humans leave home for a few hours, locking us in.  But that’s because we’re so afraid you’re not going to come back!  Ever!             And what we hate worst is when someone doesn’t come back.  When ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-15
  • What to do when you hate your father and think all men will be like him
    Soumyaguna asks: My problem is somewhat serious and hard to handle. It’s about my father Father has always been a Hero figure for almost every kid since their childhood reflecting strength and having a back every time and Mother being the righteous figure of nature, morals and ethics. But for ... read more
    Published on 2021-09-13
  • What to do when another girl answers his phone
    Juicybest asks: I’m in a new relationship that’s barely up to a month, I called my boyfriend three days ago at night; a girl picked up his call and started asking me who I am.  In the background I could hear him telling her to stop and give the phone ... read more
    Published on 2021-08-31
  • A Human Tragedy … the importance of humility
    This is a very sad week in my country.  Twenty years ago, after we’d been attacked, we sent our armies to the country where our attackers came from.  But the hope was that we’d not only find our attackers and get justice, but also bring a better government to that ... read more
    Published on 2021-08-18
  • Is it okay to prefer to be alone?
    Scarlett4 asks: I am taking care of myself, but sometimes I feel like not to talk to anyone, just simply be in my company? Is it bad that I am loving this phase of staying alone manifesting and doing things of my own? Hi Scarlett4 – My friend, no one ... read more
    Published on 2021-06-21
  • Fido Fitness …a guide to Canine Cardio, and more!
                The restrictions are lifting.  People can go to restaurants again.  Even to the movies (I haven’t seen it yet but from everything I’m hearing, “In the Heights” is a must!).  And you guys can start playing sports and dancing and…             Wait, what?  You can’t run or floss?  But ... read more
    Published on 2021-06-15
  • How to teach faith to teenagers starting to question everything
    OfA asks: I teach teenagers in church, but recently they have become increasingly difficult to manage, questioning everything. What can I change to make them cooperate? The age range is 14 -16, boys and girls. P.S: I am a mother of two teenagers, a boy and a girl. Hi OfA ... read more
    Published on 2021-05-31