Friday, March 20, 2009

A Deeper Connection With Animals



My friend and colleague, Dawn Baumann Brunke, is an accomplished writer and soul seeker. We've collaborated on a series of middle grade coloring books called Who Lives Here?, which I'm looking into having re-published. Meanwhile. Dawn's been exploring how humans can connect on a deeper level with animals through her "Animal Voices" book series. Some of the material delves into dealing with animals' pain and how they deal with it themselves, which is something many people wonder about, whether their pets are "almost perfect" or not.

She recently lost her old pal, Zak, to old age. Though it was of course sad, because of what she knows about animals' lives, Dawn is able to take a philosophical view. She knows they'll meet again.

You might want to learn a bit more about Dawn and her work. I think you'll be fascinated.

1 comment:

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

So sorry to hear about your Zak, Dawn. I appreciate your philosophical view though that you will meet again. I truly have no doubt you will. I have a lab I lost almost 4-years ago and I feel her spirit with me all the time. It is so comforting.
The coloring books you are working on sound awesome!! When they are complete, I'd like to promote them on my blogs. Frankie has a blog for kids and I think they'd like the coloring books you are doing.
Also, I have read a few of your books and love them! I connected with you a few years ago... I'm from Elkhart Lake and am a contributing writer, like your mom, for our paper the Depot Dispatch.
Good luck Mary and Dawn with the coloring books and I'd love to know when they are available.
~Barbara
Author & mom to Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog
www.joyfulpaws.com