Animals as Teachers & Healers by Susan Chernak McElroy contains stories about the special bonds between humans and animals. For many people, the loyalty and love of a pet are all they have to help them make it through illness, divorce, and other crises. McElroy shares how the memory of her dog's courage enabled her to make it through the ordeal of radiation for cancer. She tells a dramatic tale about a German Shepherd who saved a child's life by cocooning it during a household fire. McElroy believes that even wild animals such as wolves can tutor us in virtues which keep our souls alive. All of the stories on this spoken-word program testify to the insights and inspiration people have received from animals.