TUCSON CITIZEN BOOK REVIEWS
December 19, 2008
BY LARRY COX
'The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood'
By Nadine M. Rosin (Wheatmark Books)
Rosin, a student of alternative healing for more than 30 years and a holistic body work practitioner since 1996, shares her life-changing experiences with Buttons, a dog that shared her home for almost two decades.
When Buttons cancer was diagnosed, Rosin explored the world of holistic pet care in an attempt to find treatment alternatives for her canine friend. In this beautifully crafted book, Rosin documents the care she found for Buttons, her struggle and eventual death, and how she coped with the loss. In dealing with that loss, she was comforted by the fact that her "spiritual connection" with Buttons continued long after her death.
"The Healing Art of Pet Parenthood" underscores the fact that the bond many of us develop with our pets is an incredible, inspirational thing that does not necessarily end with loss. This highly readable, intimate book is nothing less than a testament to that attachment.
Tucsonan Larry Cox's "Shelf Life" reviews of fiction and nonfiction books. For more, go to tucsoncitizen.com/calendar. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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