“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

  • What to do when both partners give what they think the other wants, but it’s not
    Kez asks: I feel my boyfriend and I are not getting along well. It’s always about sex and cooking for him, then he goes to drop off. When I need anything he helps me get it, and he introduced me to his sister the last time I visited as the ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-28
  • What to do when a friend you’ve helped abandons you
    Cupcake11 asks: I’ve been very upset lately and with things happening at such a fast pace. I feel like I care way too much about people and there’s probably something wrong with me that’s why everyone just leaves me. This friend of mine I’ve mentioned earlier who had a really ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-26
  • What to do when you’re in love, but attracted to others?
    Awerpia asks:   I’m in deep trouble. Real time emotional trouble. I love my girlfriend so much. I can’t imagine my future without her being a part of it. We have dated for two years now.  But for the last six months it had to become a long distance relationship because ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-24
  • What to do when you’ve hurt an ex’s feelings
    Enah asks: I broke up with a boyfriend last year, but he keeps coming back for some reason. The last time he came back I finally told him that it wasn’t okay for him to keep coming back like this, and he didn’t take it well, so we ended up ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-21
  • The Man on the Roof – the importance of experts
    The Man on the Roof – the importance of experts             Okay, before I get to anything else, let me be very clear on this.  I don’t use, and no dog ever has used, toilet paper!  That’s all on you guys!             There’s a terrific story – I don’t know ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-21
  • What to do when your boyfriend or girlfriend treats you as unimportant
    Free pack asks: I am in a very serious problem in relationship with my girlfriend. She thinks I am unimportant and says that I have always been very weak in front of her, am very emotional, and that I am very possessive. She keeps on giving more importance to other ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-17
  • What to do when you have trouble trusting a new boyfriend
    Maya asks: I met a guy, he says that he loves me and also willing to start a new life with me, this guy has one kid, but not in a marriage status, and the kid is free to visit both sides, either to see the mum or dad. This ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-12
  • What to do when your boyfriend has double-standards
    101298_kaur asks: My boyfriend is younger than me and thus he is immature. He always gets angry at very little things, which is quite common I know. But when I get angry in turn he acts like it will destroy relationship.  And if I calm him down then he will ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-10
  • Are introverts doomed to be alone?
    Enah asks: Is it true that people who are introverts and also have avoidant personality disorder will die alone (because I have a hard time making friends)? Hi Enah – Before I answer your question, let me explain a couple of the terms you use.  First, all people, and dogs, ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-09
  • What to do when your ex pulls you back in and pushes you away
    Hey Shirelle, I am still stuck on this one guy. We speak once or twice a week, though I am the one who texts first and his replies are usually short. He is dating someone else. He barely talks to me like he used to before. But Shirelle, I am ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-08
  • What to do when your girlfriend or boyfriend moves away and doesn’t have time for you
    anonymous asks: I’ve been in a relationship for the past 5 years.  My girlfriend just got into college 4 months ago, and recently she made some friends and, despite her busy schedule and assignments, she spends more time with them, and barely gives me any attention now.  It’s difficult to ... read more
    Published on 2020-03-06
  • Choosing the Chase: the power of hope
    Choosing the Chase: the power of hope             Handsome told me about a really interesting photo he saw recently.  Two signs are hanging on a fence, not quite even.  One of them says “You Matter.”  And the other says “Don’t Give Up.”  But because they’re next together, you could read ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-20
  • How to deal with great guys wanting you, while you want freedom
    JuicyBest asks: I dated a guy for almost three years, and I cheated on him, but despite everything I did to him he still said he loves me. I broke up with him because I started dating a guy who I recently broke up with, and he still says he ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • How to deal with great guys wanting you, while you want freedom
    JuicyBest asks: I dated a guy for almost three years, and I cheated on him, but despite everything I did to him he still said he loves me. I broke up with him because I started dating a guy who I recently broke up with, and he still says he ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • How to avoid being taken advantage of
    PERFECTION asks: I have had enough of being taken advantage of by people. Being so vulnerable, being good, and all. Letting them just use me the way they want to. I usually only fight for myself whenever I’m already at my breaking point. Right now I just want people to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-28