Use Citations from Reviews --
James Bias, President, SPCA of Texas.
"Eloquent, lyrical, insightful and
inspirational, this beautiful and lushly illustrated
book explores the age-old exchange of love,
understanding, and respect and illuminates the pathways
of connection between humans and their beloved animal
companions. Dr. Pomerance delves deeply into that bond,
illustrating the spiritual as well as the tangible
connections to our most ancient and also modern sense of
respect for our elders, human and animal."
Bert Hayslip, Jr., Ph.D., Regents Professor of
Psychology, University of North Texas.
wonderful! Dr. Pomerance has written sensitively
about the experience nearly all of us have
had—having spent years with a beloved pet throughout
its youth and into its later life, where, as we do
with our own bodies and spirits, rejoice in a life
that has been lived, but one which, sadly for us,
inevitably ends. The wonderfully simplistic and
poignant illustrations in this book add to her
insights about the value of life and the importance
of relationships, and encourage us to feel, rather
than to think about, the aging of a special animal
companion, as well as our own aging. Her words touch
each of us who have loved a special pet, whose life
began with us the first day we brought him or her
home, complete with a special name we have chosen,
until we must say goodbye to this old friend who has
given us nothing but everything he or she has,
asking only for our love in return, to be hugged,
petted, and cared for. Dr. Pomerance’s work gives us
pause in asking us to rethink what aging and dying
are really about—loving one another unconditionally."
Source: Virginia Gallian, retired educator, former
member Board of Directors for Texas State Teachers Association,
Master Trustee for Texas Association of School Boards.
insightful and basic truths are found throughout Animal Elders.
Diane Pomerance has beautifully framed “the circle of life” of
the animal kingdom and how it relates to our busy society. A
great message for children-of all ages."
Source: B. Judeen Stauffer, registered animal trainer,
Founding member of K-9 Friends Visiting Therapy and Activity
Dogs, WET DOG (Water Education Training Dog Obedience Group),
and GLAD (Greater Lonestar Assistance Dogs).
"Dr. Diane Pomerance has outdone herself with her new
book, Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions.
She has such a wonderful love, appreciation and understanding of
this earth and all its inhabitants, and her writing makes it
easy for her readers to enjoy and respect them as she does. She
is writing from great personal experience, and her message of
the importance of love and regard for all living creatures comes
across beautifully. Her book is a “must read” for everyone in
our society, which far too easily throws things away, has little
interest in our senior citizens, and all but worships youth.
Animal Elders is written for an adult audience, but anyone who
is old enough to read will enjoy and take away a very special
message from this lovely and thought-provoking book."
Source: Cathy Huffer, B.A., M.Ed., D.C., Certified
Animal Chiropractor, member American Veterinary Chiropractic
"Animal Elders is a must-read for every human
being. Dr. Pomerance’s words encompass the essence of the
passage of life and our unique role as humans to take the
responsibility to care for our elders, human and animal. What a
lesson the Creator would want us to learn and practice! We cannot be
spirit-filled ourselves if we are allowing another living
creature to suffer when we are able to help reduce the
suffering. As an animal chiropractor, I know there are many
medical and alternative health care options for assisting our
elderly animals in living their final years more comfortably and
with greater dignity. I commend Dr. Pomerance on her gentle way
of teaching our younger generations and reminding the rest of us
that the same loving and needing spirit that filled the
rambunctious young animals remains present in our elderly
companions as they slow down in later years."