Four-Legged Therapy is filled with stories about how animals enhance our existence – from rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg’s daily wonder with his Welsh Border collie Mitzpah to The Pool writer Caroline O’Donoghue’s freelance days with Sylvie the Jack-Russell terrier.
Canines, cats or community-owned hens and pet rabbits, school goats or visiting llamas offer us purpose – something to care for – and motivation to get out into the world. Their constant presence, daily rhythms and intuition teach us about listening, love and developing resilience in a hectic world where mental health challenges like depression, anxiety and loneliness affect old and young alike.
With special thanks to Veronica Wood for the illustration.
We were so inspired by commissioning and designing the book that we have set up a community and blog around it.
You can by the book here. Published by Octopus, Aster