Can animals bring together and heal human families? What do you think? Read the full review of this amazing book – The dog who healed a family by Jo Coudert
They say soul mates come in all shapes and sizes. Tall, short, fat, skinny and sometimes even with four legs and a furry tail.
‘The dog who healed a family’ is a book of nineteen short stories about our furry friends and how these animals are more like us than we give them credit for.
It is a beautiful book that re-establishes the honest and unconditional relationship we have with our friends from the animal kingdom. It is a relationship that unfortunately we seem to have long forgotten, however these touching short stories remind us and take us right back to it.
Whether it is the story of the dog who brought together a family of adopted children, the talkative parrot who brought new meaning to the life of a widow or that German shepherd who comforted the sick and the lonely, every story in this ‘treasure’ of a book, leaves the reader happy and sad at the same time. Happy because of the love these creatures get into our lives and sad because we realise how ignorant we have become of that love.
I recommend this book to both animal lovers and those of us who are not particularly fond of them so that they become animal lovers too. It is literally impossible for anyone to not to fall in love with both this book and its protagonists.
We live in a world these days that has no time for love and compassion anymore. People have become so busy in their daily races that we have left humanity behind. Stories like these help us stop and look at what is really important and they help us realise the significance of these friends in our lives.
The bubblegum sky
with its’ cotton candy clouds
is looking yummy.
Enjoy this haiku on ocean waves 🙂
“I feel alive when
the ocean waves touch my feet
and tickle my toes.”
Another one in the Haiku Thursday series 🙂
Like a breath of fresh
air she filled the surroundings
With power and joy.
Enjoy this haiku on raindrops 🙂
These raindrops falling
From the sky are caressing
My body gently.
Enjoy this haiku on sunflowers 🙂
The sunflowers are
Smiling from ear to ear and
Are welcoming me.
Continuing the haiku series with this haiku on starry night.
A night full of stars
Wraps the sky to keep it warm
And cozy till dawn.
Hope you will enjoy this haiku 🙂
One big announcement in this post 😀
Little drops of dew
Glowing like pearls of wisdom
On the fresh green leaves.
P.S. – I have decided to begin a Haiku series in which I will post one haiku every Thursday. Also, if you like, you too can submit your haiku to me. I will feature your haiku on my blog with due credits 🙂
Mail – email@example.com
Back from the vacay, time to review the books 😀
Hey Kindred Spirits,
I’m sure you must be wondering where did I vanish after promising an exciting year ahead. Well, actually, I was on my dream trip to Kerala (the southern state of India). I had a week long vacay there and it was so much fun. I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t want to catch the flight and go home. But, as we know, our professional commitments need us so I (with a heavy heart) had to catch that flight and head back home.
It was one of the trip that would stay etched in my memory forever. The peaks & waterfalls of Munnar, the divine Alahpuzha & Cherai beaches, Marine Drive walkway, the greenery of coconut & palm trees and of course, the Keralaite culture is something thatI won’t forget ever in my life. This once-in-a-lifetime experience gave me the golden opportunity to walk with & into the nature since Delhi (my home) is more of a throbbing-with-crowd city. And, as Shakespeare once said – “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”, I find myself fortunate enough to visit Kerala, God’s own country.
So, I am including some of my vacay pics which I’m sure would be tempting enough to make you visit Kerala once in your lifetime. And, now, coming back to the novel reviews – I have recently done reading of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and will be posting its review anytime soon. Also, currently, I’m in the process of reading another fantastic book by Marquez, “Hundred Years of Solitude”.
Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions to make, feel free to flood my comments section below!
Lots of love xoxo :*
Happy reading ❤