“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

  • 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
  • How to stop resenting that you always help others
    Soumyaguna asks: I am really happy that I have built myself up and taken away all the negative aspects of my life, and began to be busy in my working schedule. BUT, I am unable to take off the part of helping each and every one who is around me. ... read more
    Published on 2021-05-24
  • How to stay positive in a negative-minded world
    Katarina asks: How does one stay positive when everything around seems so negative? Hi Katarina –             Out of all the questions you could have asked, about any topic, you have picked probably my favorite!  Because if there’s one thing we dogs are better at than humans (well, besides hearing, ... read more
    Published on 2021-05-18
  • How to heal emotional trauma in the body
    Scarlett4 asks: I am still single, and my ex-boyfriend got married to a girl of his mother’s choice and now doing all the things that I shared him that we will do after our wedding. He even stole our honeymoon spot — I felt bad, I tried to cry but ... read more
    Published on 2021-05-10
  • If a person is pushing for my attention, are they actually interested in me too?
    Ars asks: I liked a girl from a very long time ago whom I know about and she also knows about me and over the years I fallen for her. Then one day I confessed my feelings to her, that I like her and I am in love and all, ... read more
    Published on 2021-05-03
  • Will a relationship be doomed due to age difference or body type?
    Awerpia asks: I really love this girl yet I sometimes question myself if I’m making the right decision. She’s 3 years older than me and I sometimes get scared that she might outgrow me. If really she will be able to respect me as a husband rather than like a ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-26
  • Should one be the “giver” in a relationship?
    hey hey peg asks: I have been dating this guy for 9 months and lately I haven’t been feeling that great about my relationship. I just want to know if I am in an emotionally healthy relationship or not. Since we started dating this guy has stopped texting me first. ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-19
  • How to tell if your relationship is getting more mature or stale
    PERFECTION asks: It’s been 10 months already with my beloved girlfriend and some things are kind of  different. We still hang out, have dates, kiss and all those intimate things, but in social media it’s kind of lowkey. She’s not mentioning me that much, yet she still posts something about ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-10
  • How to move past an idealized love that didn’t work out
    Icarus to Fly asks: I deeply love a girl. I had been in relationship with her. She wanted a break last summer. Since then we talked every day on regular basis. But now she is into a senior. They are together. What should I do to earn her back?Recently I ... read more
    Published on 2021-04-04
  • What to do when your parent tells you your relationship won’t last
    Awerpia asks: I’m very disturbed and confused. I don’t know what my mother wants from me. Today she smiles and asks about my girlfriend and the next day she’s saying all sorts of things. Mother has only seen pictures of my girlfriend. And from her attitude she seems willing to ... read more
    Published on 2021-03-22
  • How to deal with parents not accepting your bisexuality
    Vedanova asks: I’m bisexual. Yesterday I came out to father. I went to his office and I could feel my heart beating very fast. I was very nervous. He was watching a movie on TV so I waited some time and then we went to get some food. When we ... read more
    Published on 2021-03-15
  • What to do when you’re attached to someone with ambivalent feelings
    Rebel Kid asks: Lately I’ve been really upset. I met a girl online 7 months ago and we both like each other. 6 months ago she asked me out but broke up with me two days later because she thought we do not know each other enough and that she’s ... read more
    Published on 2021-03-08
  • He’s a Tramp! … the hardest quality to attain
    Over all the years I’ve run this website, I’ve talked about lots of movies – some good, some great, some maybe not so great.  But I’ve always insisted on one being my favorite.  My favorite love story, my favorite musical, my favorite everything.  And with the sexiest, most charming leading ... read more
    Published on 2021-03-07