Walking with the Shadow of Love: The Remarkable Story of Lakota and The Zeakie Dog (Paperback)
Have you ever lost a pet and been shocked and devastated by that loss? Have you been asking difficult questions--do animals have souls, do they live on in any way after death, and will I ever see my pet again? Walking with the Shadow of Love is a book that delves deeply into these questions and mysteries, and provides convincing evidence that the answers to the above questions are all "yes". It tells the true story of two working therapy dogs, one a purebred and one from a puppy mill: an extraordinary young dog--who found his way to the author, even though he didn't start out as hers--and was suddenly, in the prime of his life, stricken by a fast-moving and deadly cancer. The book follows the author and her heroic veterinary oncologist's attempts to give the young dog a quality life for as long as they can, and as this battle is fought, dogs and owner form a bond so strong that even death cannot break it. There is also a lesson in the importance of living each day and moment in full awareness and gratitude. When the battle for this exceptional dog's life seemed to be truly lost, a series of remarkable occurrences began that added an amazing new dimension to this profound human/animal relationship, and will change your whole way of thinking about animals.
This beautiful book is illustrated by the author, and contains photographs by the author and others. As early readers of this account have pointed out, this story shows that our spiritual connection with our pets cannot be broken...ever They are still there, comforting us, guiding us, and eventually meeting us in a better place. Our loved ones, animal and human, are always with us, and we are always with them--walking with their shadows and their love.
"A touching testimonial for animal lovers who've experienced deep connections with their pets."