With gratitude to the animals for the beauty, depth, and laughter they bring into our lives. Thank you for sharing your secrets.

Special thanks to Rena Ferreira, D.V.M.; Cathy Parojinog; Dr. Peter Van Houten; Dr. David Kessler; John Novak; Jeanie Alonzi; Sonia Fitzpatrick; John Helin; Tim Tschantz; Karen LoCicero; Anna Drummond; J. Donald Walters; Paramhansa Yogananda; the veterinarians, animal lovers, and pet owners who have contributed their stories; and the bobcat who won our staring contest fifteen feet outside my back door.