Animals in Spirit by Penelope Smith
How can we contact animals in spirit?
"The little book you hold in your hands now, is an outgrowth of the original article, posted on the web-site. The animals have requested that I make this additional information and perspective available to all.
"It is my profound hope that readers will find the lessons and experiences I write about in these pages, as illuminating as I have in writing about them. This book is not intended to be any kind of final word on the nature of the cycles of life and the dimensions in between. It is, however, a recounting of my direct experiences over the course of many decades. Very simply, I know how much it hurts to lose an animal (or any!) companion we love. What I hope to accomplish more than anything, is to gift my translation of the clarity and perspective of the animals' viewpoints on dying, death, and euthanasia, to loving care-humans wanting to make conscious decisions involving the lives of animal companions entrusted to them, thereby minimizing grief and dispelling doubt. Bessie Stanley in 1905 said, 'To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.' This is my hope and intent.