Animals and Humanity

July 18th, 2013
One of the great values of art is that it gives us a unique window on the world.  It forces us to be present and in the moment and allows us to channel our own feelings and thoughts into the work of another.  

In many ways animals, particularly our companion animals. do the same thing.  Perhaps it's why so many of us have them, why we spend so much on them. It’s  also why we often introduce young children to animals at the zoo.  For those young minds, it’s often their first connection to and understanding of a world beyond themselves.

Veterinarian Dr. Vint Virga has set as his mission to give all of us greater awareness and sensitivity towards our companion animals and use them to better understand ourselves and to enrich our appreciation of life. He explains it The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human.

My conversation with Dr. Vint Virga: