I must admit that from the blurb on the back of the book, this sounded more like a ‘how to’ book than it actually is. I am not saying that is a bad thing. Reading about Elizabeth’s wonderful journey from business woman to healer is truly inspiring and the book is filled with heart warming case studies to demonstrate Elizabeth’s work. Quite often she is not only healing the animals but the owners too. This holistic approach really got me thinking about how our own feelings and actions affect our animals. The book also made me look at my own dogs in a new light, crediting them with more instinct for what is good for them than I had previously. I have also started to add lots of interesting elements to their meal times and would never go back to feeding an entirely dried food based diet.
One of the most comforting aspects of Elizabeth’s work doesn’t come directly in the form of healing in the ‘to cure’ sense of the word. Certainly Elizabeth helps many animals to get through difficult times in their lives and many owners too. But what she also does is help us to see that sometimes it really is time for a life to end. In that respect she finishes by telling us about just a few of the many cases where she has helped animal and owner to come to terms with saying goodbye.
Elizabeth Whiter is much more than just an animal healer but you can’t put her work into few enough words to make a book title. She heals animal and owner so that all lives may be enriched. She is also kind, inspiring and truly caring.
Review by Jenny Prevel, D for Dog http://www.dfordog.com