Your dog is your buddy. He loves to play, he’ll never judge you, and he’s your best friend. But could he also be your healer? Dale Jennings found this to be the case with his miniature poodle, Bijou, when he was fighting advanced prostate cancer. While Jennings fought prostate cancer, his son Owen was battling liver failure and also saw the healing powers in little Bijou’s loyal companionship. What a Difference a Dog Makes: Big Lessons on Life, Love, and Healing from a Small Pooch gives readers insights into the little things in life that can really make a difference, and all from the brilliant mind of “canine Zen master” Bijou.
Betsy McFarland, senior director for companion animals section of the Humane Society of the United States