Angel Animals Story of the Week, 12-11-2010, “Journey’s Goodbye”

Angel Animals Story of the Week
December 11, 2010
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Dear Friends of Angel Animals,

Welcome to the Angel Animals Story of the Week. We’re always happy to connect with fellow animal lovers.

Laughing at Leaf in the Snow

Laughing at our cocker spaniel Leaf while he tries to run in snow that is higher than his little legs has been fun this weekend. As we write this, we’re already up to 12 inches of soggy, white snow with more on the way!

Many studies of human-animal companionship show that people who have pets live longer, have lower blood pressure, are less lonely, and remain emotionally connected to the world around them. Petting an animal turns out to be one of nature’s best stress-relievers.

One of our favorite ways to de-stress with pets is to laugh about the funny things they do. One of the main benefits we’ve received by sharing our home with animals is that they bring a smile to our faces every day.

In a world that seems to try and top itself each day with creative ways to add stress to life, animals with their honest playfulness and expressiveness, provide comic relief. When our dog and two cats roll over on their backs for tummy rubs or the bird spreads his wings as we compliment his beauty, our pets remind us to stop, notice, and smile.

Visit to see videos of how Leaf’s adventures at the dog park allows us to relax with often a grin as he figures out how to achive his goals.

What do your pets do to make you laugh?

Remember to visit our online store at for your autographed gift books by Allen and Linda Anderson.

This week’s story is about an act of grace that brought comfort to two dog lovers.

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Animal blessings,
Allen & Linda Anderson

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By Maxine Clark

Our daughter and son-in-law had a black, fun-loving half Lab retriever and half mixed German short hair, Great Dane, and something else.  Journey was big and free with his kisses. He went with them everywhere in their motor home.  They loved him very much.

At the end of his life, Journey had illnesses that could not be cured and he was in misery.  They had to put him to sleep.

They saved Journey’s ashes until they went to the beach and then flung the ashes in the waves that Journey had loved so much.

On the way back to their motor home, in the wet sand, they saw large dog prints leading into the ocean.

Draw your own conclusions.
Maxine Clark and her husband live in an apartment in Selma, California where no pets are allowed. Maxine is retired from being an instructional aide at Selma schools and is a freelance writer.  She volunteers at her church one morning a week. She enjoys sewing, photography, and playing the piano and organ (not especially in that order).


How have animals shown that you can still feel their presence?
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“God sleeps in a stone, dreams in a flower, moves in an animal, and wakes in man”

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
–Martin Buber

A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude”
–Sidonie Gabrielle

“The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals”

“The realities of nature surpass our most ambitious dreams.”
–Francois Rodin
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BOOKS by Allen and Linda Anderson:

All of Allen and Linda’s books are available at New World Library, online or regular bookstores, some Costco stores, and at many gift shops that sell animal books. The books are sold with author autographs at .

Visit our wonderful publisher’s website at to see the wide array of animal books and outstanding authors published by this company. New World Library always supports animals, the environment, spiritual awareness — and us — in innovative ways.

Dogs and the Women Who Love Them
Horses with a Mission
Angel Animals
Angel Animals Book of Inspiration
Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals
Angel Dogs with a Mission
Angel Horses
Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster
Rainbows & Bridges: An Animal Companion Memorial Kit
Angel Cats
Angel Dogs
You Ought to Be in Pictures by Linda Anderson

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