There are 10 million dogs in the UK and 80 million dogs in the United States, and many of them profoundly touch the lives of the humans around them. They teach us about patience and love, they comfort us when were feeling most alone, and they even perform miracles. In The Divinity of Dogs, youll find dozens of inspiring and delightful examples of the many ways that dogs lead us to spiritual enlightenment.
Youll meet Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owners breast where even a doctor couldnt find it. Theres Emma, the devoted Rottweiler who ferociously grabbed her owners arm at the moment he was trying to commit suicide, saving his life.
Youll be inspired by Luna the Retriever, who dragged her owner to safety, after she collapsed late at night in a field. And youll fall in love with the many dogs who simply provide steady comfort when we need it - dogs like Bo, the Boxer who soothed his mistress after the loss of her son. In addition, throughout the book, the author weaves her own experiences with dogs, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, divorce, and a cancer diagnosis.
Together, the stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help and healing for millions of dog lovers everywhere.
||Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning television producer, journalist and author of God Stories. An advocate for animals, she is a Trustee of the Dogs' Refuge Home in Australia and a Director of Pilots N Paws in the U.S. She lives in Maine and Australia.
Reader advisory: Must be read with tissues! You dont have to be a pet lover to fall in love with these stories. The Divinity of Dogs captures the unconditional love and loyalty of dogs and delivers it with one big wet kiss.
- Carole Tomko, President of MyDiscovery
The Divinity of Dogs is a fascinating read - bringing to life the very special, sometimes incredible, aspects of dogs, with whom we have the privilege to share our lives.
- Clarissa Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer of Dogs Trust - A Dog Is For Life
Every dog Ive had the privilege of knowing has imparted some special lesson, insight or transcendent gift to me. Its what they do. The Divinity of Dogs captures the essence of dogs and their many gifts to humankind. Wonderful stories.
- Francis Battista, Co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society
This wonderful book is a treasure trove of fascinating stories that will entertain, inspire, enlighten, and amaze you. Soul-enriching.
- Lewis Regenstein, President of the Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature
I loved this book. The Divinity of Dogs captures the beautiful non-verbal messages between people and their pets. Its a powerful page-turner.
- Debi Boies, co-founder of Pilots N Paws