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Tucker the Spirit Cat: a Meditation on Love and Hope for Anyone Grieving the Loss of an Animal Friend [Kindle Edition]

Sara Goldenthal
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Book Description

10% of proceeds from this book are donated to Alley Cats Allies, a wonderful non-profit that advocates for the humane treatment of stray and feral cats.


“If ever you have lost a beloved animal, this beautiful story will soothe you and provide a balm for your grief. At the same time, it will remind you of the mysterious and powerful bond that we share with animals, a bond that keeps us forever willing to love and lose and love again.”

Zoe Weil
Co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education
Member of the Animal Rights Hall of Fame

“This book is a universal message of love and how the love we have for our pets never has to end. Our pets teach us so much in their short lives and they live in our hearts and memories forever.” 

Patsy Murphy
Executive Director
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, ME

“This sweet story relates the deep spiritual bond that exists between animals and humans.  Sasha's love for Tucker transcends the linguistic and cultural differences that exist between the two species. They show each other pure love, which is often a difficult thing to find within our own species and culture.”

Kate Steinhacker, DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
Dr. Kate's Housecalls for Dogs & Cats

Inspired by real life events, TUCKER THE SPIRIT CAT is the simple story of a great love between a girl and her pet cat, and how the love transforms when Tucker the cat moves from the physical to the spirit realm.

This brief tale is a meditation, a prayer, a fable, for anyone who has ever loved an animal friend deeply, and felt a tremendous grief and despair at their passing. It will take only moments to read, yet may forever change the way you look at life, and love, and loss. It may even confirm feelings you’ve had that your pet who died is still close to you.

This story may bring you peace and hope. It ultimately concludes that our animal friends never really leave us, and love between humans and animals never ends.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sara Goldenthal is a photographer, artist and animal behaviorist. Her book, TUCKER THE SPIRIT CAT, is inspired by real life events, and her deep love of a cat named Tucker, who is now a spirit cat.

Product Details

  • File Size: 105 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Strawberry Books (February 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004MDLT9C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,604 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A glimmer of hope after the loss of a pet November 19, 2013
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This book is a beautiful look at the love between a woman and her precious feline companion Tucker (and how such a bond remains even after death). After having just lost my beloved cat days prior to reading this, I was desperate to find a book to reassure me in some way and help soothe my grief. I laughed and I cried, as the words were all too familiar and the story so similar to my own.
I recommend this to anyone dealing with the agonizing emotions involved in losing a pet. It will make your heart feel a little bit lighter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable story September 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
You can read this book in 15 minutes. But if you've ever loved and lost a pet, you'll never forget its comforting message.

Based on an incident in the author's life, the story opens when a woman named Sasha finds a homeless kitten by the sidewalk as she walks home from work. "Hello, little kitten," the writer has Sasha say. "You don't have anyone, and I don't have anyone, either. What's your name? Is it Tucker did you say?"

By the time Sasha reached her home, Tucker is running beside her, "...darting back and forth between her feet." He follows his new owner indoors, as if familiar with her place.

Sasha's loneliness vanishes. Ten happy years rush by. Then without warning, Tucker has the cat equivalent of a human heart attack. Sasha finds the best medical help for her friend. Their bond grows even stronger and, for a while, Tucker's health returns.

But there's no hope when a second crisis comes. Her veterinarian advises her to end his suffering. "The doctor released Tucker from his physical body," the author writes. "Sasha held him and kissed him and sang to him the whole time."

She is devastated. "At home," the story continues, "everywhere she looked was where he should be." But Tucker is gone. Or is he? There comes a night when Sasha dreams that Tucker is with her. She cries when she wakes and realizes it was a dream.

But there's more to come in this beautiful unforgettable story. I bought the print version from Amazon. It's a very nicely designed 68-page soft cover with a photograph of Tucker on the front. You'll love this book. Buy a second copy for a friend grieving his or her lost pal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching. Amazing. Cathartic. July 27, 2011
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I downloaded Tucker, The Spirit Cat a couple of days after losing my own cat, who had lived with us for about 10 years, to congestive heart failure. My children and I read the story, cried, and began the healing process. 'Sasha' is a great pet parent and 'Tucker' reminded me of my own cat - I even found him on the street!

This author truly understands the impact your pets can have on your life. They are not simply 'pets', but rather family members and their loss has a major impact on the entire family. Tucker's story was so touching and reading about his relationship with Sasha really served as a sort of catharthis for me at a time when it was greatly needed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet December 9, 2012
By Bridget
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How hopeful to think that those we love are somehow, in some form still here. This sweet little story makes me believe for a second that maybe my little guy is still around me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book October 10, 2013
By gmom
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This book helped me with my grief of losing my cat. I liked that Tucker became a spirit cat and sent signs to assist his owner with their grief
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More About the Author

I have worked with dozens of cats in animal shelters, and in private consultations for 12 years.

I have always loved animals. It was a childhood dream of mine to be able to talk and communicate with animals. I have had many feline companions over the years, but it was a stray cat named Tucker who got me interested and thinking about cats with emotional issues.

Tucker found his way into my life about 13 years ago. He was a kitty with numerous emotional and behavior problems, especially extreme touch sensitivity, fear and aggression. I realized that if Tucker had been in a shelter he would have been a very difficult cat to work with and place in a "forever home." In some shelters he may have been euthanized for his behavior.

I became an animal behaviorist largely because I was inspired by Tucker and his problems. I became a certified Bach Flower Essence practitioner and a certified Tellington Touch practitioner so I could carry out this work.

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