“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 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
  • Should couples stay together when they know they don’t have a future with each other?
    Chdeep asks: What to do when you love each other but there is no future?Break up or stay together as long as possible? Hi Chdeep – This is SOOO difficult, and there’s no answer that’s always correct for everyone.  The one advice I can give on this is that the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-18
  • Should couples stay together when they know they don’t have a future with each other?
    Chdeep asks: What to do when you love each other but there is no future?Break up or stay together as long as possible? Hi Chdeep – This is SOOO difficult, and there’s no answer that’s always correct for everyone.  The one advice I can give on this is that the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-18
  • Your Commencement: graduating into a new world
    One of the sadder side-effects of this pandemic (far less than the tolls of death and illness, and economic pain, but still real) is what it’s done to the final year of school for so many students.  Athletes unable to shine in the sports they’ve mastered, performers not getting the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-18
  • Your Commencement: graduating into a new world
    One of the sadder side-effects of this pandemic (far less than the tolls of death and illness, and economic pain, but still real) is what it’s done to the final year of school for so many students.  Athletes unable to shine in the sports they’ve mastered, performers not getting the ... read more
    Published on 2020-05-18