"Pet owners everywhere will thank Barbara Abercrombie for pulling
together this moving collection. The writing in these pages not
only provides comfort but offers a master class in storytelling as
-- Jennie Nash, author of The Threadbare Heart
"Death is not always pretty, and the words that comfort aren't
always those that speak of rainbow bridges or angel choirs.
Cherished goes to the gut, earthy and honest, offering no
easy answers but an assurance that if loving and losing a pet
leaves you feeling simultaneously crazy, bewildered, and weirdly
blessed, you are not alone."
-- Rev. Gary Kowalski, author of Goodbye, Friend "Animals warm and boost our spirits, and fill some of the dark and disconnected cracks in life. It's wonderful to read the reflections of creative people sharing this experience, as these writers have done so beautifully and poignantly in Cherished."
-- Jon Katz, author of Rose in a Storm and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm "These stories, more than anything, are about life, about tolerance and compromise. They are full of humor and tenderness for our beasty friends and us, their human cohorts."
-- Linda Hunt, actress