We’ve all read stories of dogs rescuing people in fires. But what’s the force that drives the dogs to risk their lives? Is it blind instinct? Or are emotions, such as courage and compassion, behind the rescues? After collecting hundreds of stories, Kristin von Kreisler has concluded that animals follow their feelings as much as humans do, and the emotion behind animals’ actions can be compassion.
She’s found compassionate animals of many species. A dog – terrified of explosives – grabs a hissing firecracker in his mouth to protect a toddler. A cat gets help for patients suffering seizures behind closed doors. A horse whinnies and runs toward passing cars to attract help for an elderly woman lying in a snowy ditch. A pet pig rouses her family to save it from carbon monoxide poisoning.
These and many more intriguing, true tales make clear the depths of love and caring that animals can feel. This absorbing, inspiring book will lead you to a life-altering conclusion: We humans are deeply indebted to the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a debt that can only be repaid with our own love and deepest respect. Author and animal lover Kristin von Kreisler makes a powerful contribution toward that repayment here, changing our perception of the animals around us.