This book should be read by all who revere and respect their animal companions. It helps your mind open up to your pets as much as your heart already has. The stories in this book reveal the integrity of canine/feline/etc. spirits by demonstating the intelligence and honesty these wonderful creatures express to those who have learned how to hear them. With Dr. Kim's help, I see my own animals differently now, as true participants in our shared life journeys. This book is a quick read and a very worthy re-read.