This book is a collection of short stories based on veterinarian Dr. Louis Kwantes' experiences with pets and people. Could it be that animals might show sensitivities to spiritual realities that we are often too dull to notice? Are they participating in a very real world that we somehow tend to ignore? Touching, humorous, and thought provoking, these stories reveal something of the nature of learning and personal growth, and how animals can in some way be our spiritual guides. Things are not always as they appear... Readers may find themselves reflected in the characters presented, and pet owners will certainly relate to some of the situations described. The ‘veterinary vignettes’ section includes episodes from North America as well as overseas, and chapters under ‘mundane and miraculous’ include several parables told from the perspective of a pet. The final series of chapters, which contain information on caring for a variety of different pets, is a resource for current and prospective pet owners.