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The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    A wonderful story teller who truly loves animals. Dr. Virga is an exceptionally close observer of his patients and demonstrates again and again how each one possesses a unique personality, different from all others and how much we have in common with all the creatures of the earth. You will come away from this book not looking at animals the same way again and wishing that Dr. Virga was your vet and that your own doctors were more like him. I love this book. I also hope that the doctor is a vegan because all of his insights and observations are applicable to farm animals as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    I loved this book. It is definitely a book to read and reread. I

    I loved this book. It is definitely a book to read and reread. I have not yet come across a book that blends together so beautifully the impact that animals have on us with the spiritual messages we all need to remember.  It has a much deeper underlying message than just a book about animals. Or just a book about spirituality. The author reminds us that lessons are in front of us all the time. And we can especially learn them from animals. And the beauty of animals is they are everywhere. From the dog who relishes sticking his nose out the window. To learning forgiveness from a pair of cats. To remember to live, truly live and experience life. Animals are so present. I encourage you to read this book and allow the stories to help you remember what is important in life; remember to live; remember to be authentic. Animals are here to remind us of this everyday and the author does an amazing job through his stories, experiences and true connection to animals helping us see our connection.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

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    Good insight into how and why animals act as they do

    For those of us who believe animals are more than just soulless creatures who inhabit the earth, THIS IS A MUST READ ! The writer describes how he went from standard veterinarian medicine to behavioral therapy and why. His stories and how he treats his patients will confirm to those who believe animals are more, and quite possibly convince some others of the belief. As in human medicine the practice of veterinarian medicine can be as much of an art form based on scientific fact, except this doctors patients cannot tell him where it hurts. If you read this book it may well challenge your belief on this topic. I recommend it highly !

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

    * I would have given this book 2 1/2 stars but it is not availab

    * I would have given this book 2 1/2 stars but it is not available*

    Beautifully wrote book that reminds us of the importance of animals in our lives. They are our companions, our comfort in times of sorrow, our friend in times of joy, our protector in times of trouble and our family above all us. Inspiring and passionate book that teaches us how to embrace life, grow in character and morality, and how to gain insight into what is truly valuable and precio

    It was fascinating to read the authors take of basic traits that we share with animals. Really intriguing and eye opening. I enjoyed reading about the impact Dr. Virga has on improvements made to the zoos for a better quality of living for all animals. I would love one day to walk into a zoo and not see concrete surrounding the animals, but more free roam, natural habitats. Small improvements are being made, but we have a long way to go still. The whole time I read this book I kept thinking about the documentary I watched on Sea World and how the mother wales cry for their children and will actually chase after the boats that take them. Heart breaking. I do not agree with everything that the author wrote though. Dogs and wolves do run in packs and there is always a alpha.

    There are a couple negative thing I can say about this book. One is that I would have appreciated more practical tips and application on how to deal with some of the issues that are brought up. Secondly, I feel the author took some personal opinions about animals and tried to turn them into facts based on non-scientific evidence. Although for me this was a bit of a boring book it was still wrote beautifully and despite the writing style his message is a beautiful one. You can feel the authors love for animals and how desperate he is to convey that love through these pages.

    Other than that I can recommend it to animal lovers everywhere that are into new age type philosophy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

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    I like it so much.

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