Chapter 7


To a Fortunate Adult!

How fortunate you are to have the opportunity to love and care for a pet…whether it be your own, or someone else’s.  Pets are such amazing teachers of trust, joy, and acceptance.  Thank you for giving animals the assurance that they are safe, loved, valued.  There is nothing more comforting than the wisdom a pet shows you when it comes to sit with you when you are in a low moment.  There is nothing more flattering than the joyous ‘welcome home!’ your pet gives you! There is nothing more invigorating than the spontaneous excitement when you indicate that you are going to take them for a walk or play with them for a while!

How fortunate you are to have pets for teachers!  How fortunate are your pets to have your love and care.


1.     What animals do you have the opportunity to help care for?

2.     What lessons have you learned from pets?