Before I read this book or came across Danielle, I had little awareness about the soul-level lessons that my pet was teaching me. I wish I had read this sooner so that I would have appreciated my pet more than I possibly could while she was alive. But I guess that's the lesson - in the book Danielle says, "Sometimes, a passing doesn't indicate that a lesson has come to its culminations, sometimes the passing is the lesson itself." And this was definitely true for my case. I am learning so much and this book opened up a whole lot of other perspectives to see life in.
For anyone who's grieving the loss of his/her pet, I urge you to read this book so you can make sense of why it happened and what your pet was in your life to teach you. It's only been weeks since my pet's passing, and although I still grieve every day, I feel like the book alleviated a big chunk of my pain and guilt. Now I understand that things happen for a reason. There is something to be learned from all this. The book made me uncover all the little gifts that my relationship with my pet brought into my life. And I will forever be thankful.