‘When Dogs Heal’ is a wonderful book that focuses on the healing process through the use of dogs. The author, Christina Garofalo, states that “dogs can teach us about living well.” The book explains how dogs can teach us about the healing process in different ways, including through the use of Reiki, aromatherapy, tai chi, meditation, yoga, qi gong, breathing techniques, and many others.
‘Sit, Stay, Heal’ by Renee Alsarraf
‘Sit, Stay, Heal’ is a heartwarming dog book. It features a dog’s perspective on a cancer patient’s journey. The book is a must read for dog lovers and cancer sufferers alike. The book has garnered excellent reviews from Kirkus Reviews. The book also demonstrates the complexities of the human-animal bond.
One of the most impressive things about ‘Sit, Stay, Heal’ may be the author’s own cancer experience. Renee is an acclaimed veterinary oncologist, having completed an internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City. She later went on to run four veterinary oncology practices. She has also been involved with three veterinary radiation facilities, and her experiences and discoveries have been featured in several publications. Her tale is heartwarming and inspiring.
The book is also well-researched, containing stories that are not found in many veterinary textbooks. The book’s biggest drawback is its length. However, it is worth reading to the end. This is because of the quality of the writing, and the fact that the author’s story is accompanied by anecdotes from dog lovers and cancer sufferers all over the country.
‘Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well’ by Christina Garofalo
Veterinary oncologist Renee Alsarraf has spent more than two decades treating cancer in dogs. During her career, she has learned that dogs know exactly what they are feeling and that they can teach us about living well. Now, in her moving memoir, Sit, Stay, Heal, she shares her experiences and life lessons with readers.
At age 51, she was diagnosed with cancer. After her own treatment, she realized that she was not alone in her fight. She discovered that animals can understand her experience, and that the power of positivity and unconditional love can make a difference in her recovery. She hopes that her book will inspire other people to live well.
The book features stories of humans and their canine companions. It is a testament to the power of the human-animal bond. The chapters are full of healing metaphors and life lessons. Some of the subjects include a man fighting colon cancer who must decide whether to treat his loyal beagle. He also learns that his cocker spaniel with lymphoma can improve the life of a wheelchair-bound nine-year-old. Other stories include a woman who has a boxer with genetically-acquired cancer, and a search-and-rescue police dog who needs to have a tumor treated.
‘Gotcha’ Day’ by Dr. Rob Zazie
‘Gotcha’ Day’ is the term used to celebrate the first time an adoptive child is brought home. In many families, it’s a way to reaffirm the new member of the family. It is also a chance to talk about adoption and the journey of becoming a family. There are many different ways to do this, from a simple conversation with the new child to a video journal or scrapbook.
‘Gotcha’ Day’ is celebrated like a birthday in some families. Some of the activities that are traditionally part of this celebration include decorations, cards, gifts, and quality family time. These types of events are often used to celebrate the first time an adopted pet is brought home, too. There are even lifesaving centers that will hold a Gotcha Day event for pets that are adopted through their center.
However, there are some who do not like the concept of ‘Gotcha’ Day’ and oppose celebrating it. Some of these people say that the celebrations gloss over the loss of the biological family and that it isn’t a day to celebrate. Others feel that it’s important to protect the unique and difficult journeys that children have gone on before they are adopted.