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Animal Magic

Ziggy, the Miracle Dog

Ziggy was a great dog!  This book is my hope-filled reflection precipitated by my grief over his passing, the depth of which surprised me. I struggled with my faith, with God, with daily life, but ultimately I celebrated the Mystery of Zig's life and his companionship to me. He'd been miraculously healed of a life-ending tumor and lived many years to old age. His life was a gift to me. He was willful, playful, and a companion par excellence.   I loved him, you know! His life taught me a lot about how to live and how to persist and have fun and be myself.


One: Endings are Beginnings


The cliché "one door closes and another opens" is intended as a comfort during times of transition or loss, but doors are solid barriers. When one does not know what is on the other side, barriers can be frightening. Really, though, they portend mystery and adventure. Perhaps the life that leads up to the door is the promise of what is beyond. If this is so, then how we live and what we believe are the markers and the guideposts to eternal understanding. Thus, I am beginning this book with an ending.

Ziggy the Miracle Dog

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