Is there a universal language of love, a “kinship with all life” that can open new horizons of experience?
Example after example in this unique classic – from “Strongheart” the actor-dog to “Freddie” the fly – resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact. All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship.
For anyone who loves animals, for those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, this book is an unqualified delight. Sample these pages and you’ll never encounter “just a dog” again, but rather a fellow member of nature’s own family.
(softcover, 157 pgs.)
Excerpt from the book:
Whenever I think of the great lessons that animals have taught me, I feel special gratitude to a wise little philosopher who for some time was my clandestine companion and tutor. Our friendship was clandestine because this particular fellow adventurer happened to be a skunk. Not a “home-broken” specimen but one who lived a bold and independent life of his own with great skill and success considering the general disapproval of him.
His name was Zephyr. Somewhere in the hills near by he had an undiscovered hideaway where he could safely spend his days without being shot at. Nearly everyone in the neighborhood hated him for his nocturnal visits and feared him for the things he did to the surrounding atmosphere when they violated what he regarded as his rights as an American citizen.
Zephyr specialized in prowling around in back yards, cellars and garages in quest of food and adventure. This naturally brought him into frequent conflict with the neighbors. They often mistook him for a big cat in the darkness and used indiscreet methods in trying to evict him, thereby reaping dire results. They used almost every known method to end his career, but none of them had ever been successful. He was too smart for them with his defense and offence techniques.