Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Today’s show brings listeners an in-depth look at the work of veterinarian and animal activist Dr. Linda Bender, who contends that the Native Americans were right when they said animals can teach us how to access wisdom of the natural world. Booklist writes of her book, Animal Wisdom: "Stories of pets that find their way to their humans hundreds of miles distant, or of therapy animals that calm psychiatric patients, illustrate [Bender's] theme that animals have souls (the Latin anima meaning "soul," is the root of the word animal) and that our souls and theirs can communicate." Tune in for a new appreciation of the dog curled up on the rug at your feet or the kitty snuggled in your lap.