The bonds between dogs and people have been built up over tens of thousands of years. The same ties between cats and humans have existed for at least 5,000 years. According to the English biologist Rupert Sheldrake, a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, these animals have abilities that we have lost. This incredibly interesting book draws together the author's research on the perceptiveness of pets based on experiments and interviews with over 2,000 animal owners and trainers.

How does your dog know beforehand when you are ready to take him out for a walk? How does your cat sense you are about to take her to the veterinarian? How do pets find their way home when they find themselves thousands of miles away? These questions cannot be explained in terms of routine sounds or smells. Sheldrake contends that animals demonstrate three forms of psychic capacity: direction-finding, telepathy, and precognition.

The author believes that morphic fields connecting animals and humans provide channels for ESP and much more. This deep spiritual link between people and their pets creates wonders and abilities that have been thought to be beyond scientific understanding — until now. Sheldrake deepens our appreciation and love of animals as great teachers.