She's back! Animal lover Kelly Meister-Yetter picks up where her first book, CRAZY CRITTER LADY, left off, with a fun new batch of critter tales guaranteed to warm your heart. Join Kelly as she tries to avoid being thrown by her new equine buddy, Bit - a horse who is literally afraid of his own shadow - and learn what happens when a local do-gooder decides to rescue her rogue gang of flightless ducks off that city pond in a -25 degree cold spell.
In addition to juggling all her critter responsibilities, Meister-Yetter also acquires a husband, an otherwise perfect man who hits the roof when he finds out that he's at the bottom of the pecking order! NO BETTER MEDICINE will make you laugh, cry, and wish that you were having this much fun!
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
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A delightful collection of vignettes, this charming book has a subversive purpose. On the surface, it’s full of fun stories of the author’s adventures with domestic animals. Not only the four cats that share her home, which she calls the “Critter Shack,” but she also adopts a pond of Pekin ducks abandoned to survive in the wild, a recalcitrant donkey, and several horses. Her affinity for communicating at the deepest levels with the injured and lost animals is heartwarming. That she came to it as a method of healing herself makes it all that more compelling. Kelly is a survivor of childhood abuse. After many years of therapy, she has found her balance by sharing healing with animals. Hers is such a compassionate path out of misery, this reader could only admire her gumption and assertion of self-worth through valuing the lives she enhanced and saved. Early on in the book, she says “Sometimes you’re forced to take what God offers or you miss a valuable learning experience. I chose to take the offer.” What was offered was life in all its complexity rather than a hermitic, solo existence. She describes bonding with animals as “These wonderful relationships are vital to the well-being of our souls . . . they are what makes life worth living.” About working with her third horse, Bit, she said, “The quiet time spent with Bit did wonders to calm the ever-present chaos in my head – the fallout from having been molested all those years ago. Those chaos-free hours were better medicine than anything the pharmaceutical companies could dream up, and I relished the time I was able to spend alone, quietly, with my best pal, Bit.” The details of her paternal incest are scant and described more in recovery than in real time. But as another woman warrior standing up against child abuse, she says at the end: “If there’s one thing I would have you take away from my story, it is this: one in three girls, and one in five boys, will be sexually molested before their eighteenth birthday. Those numbers are horrendous.” The only way that will stop is for us to speak up and stand up for the right of children to discover sex on their own timetable. Kelly Meister-Yetter has delivered that message in a love story for the healing power of critters.
This uplifting book is a vivid testament to the power of love, the magic of animals, and the miracle of redemption.