Saturday, September 30, 2017

Vets and Pets --A New Book About The Healing Power Of Animals

This week a new book  titled Vets and Pets by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris (Skyhorse Publishing; September 26, 2017) was released which illustrates the strong bonds that pets can have on our lives.  It tells the stories of “wounded warriors and the animals that healed them”.  Former First Lady, Barbara Bush, wrote the forward for the book and here is part of her statement:

“For many of us, coming home to or cuddling with a beloved pet is one of life’s great joys.  No matter how your day has gone, the unbridled excitement of your pet when you walk in the door really can make your problems seem a little less grim. 

 Now imagine for a moment the power of that same bond between our military veterans and their pets. For years we’ve all heard stories of how that relationship not only cheers but saves lives.  Their pets can make the dark days brighter, the helpless feel helpful, the lonely feel loved…”

Any loving pet owner can understand exactly what she is talking about!