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★ Featured review
As an animal communicator, I find myself engrossed in the field of communicating with animals, the possibilities and the wonderful stories of how this technique has helped animals all over the world. I’m also an avid reader, so when a book on the subject comes along I tend to grab a copy and devour it in its entirety. The same goes for books on reiki and energy work, but I recently came across a book on animal communication that I just had to read.
The book is called The Endless Path and is available from many outlets such as Amazon, Barnes&Noble and the wonderful website www.theendlesspath.com where you can read more and even buy a signed copy by the author.
What is particularly interesting about this book is that it is written by a lovely lady called Laurie Duperier… and her dog Ganimedes! This wonderful collaboration came about thanks to an animal communicator who was able to connect with Ganimedes on a very clear level.
For the next couple of years, the two of them communicated regularly although it was purely simple things such as what he wanted like a new bed or special toy. However, when he turned 13 he began to talk in a more philosophical way, as if he was more aware of life and death and the world around him and his family.
The communications began to become deeper and more detailed, at a time when he became gravely ill. Unfortunately Gunny had many health issues over the ensuing years and Laurie had lots of tough decisions to make. Thankfully, Gunny had a say in these matters and with Laurie’s determination and deep love for Gunny, they managed several more years together, learning about each other along the way.
Obviously not everyone is open to the possibilities of animal communication, but when you hear what ‘Gunny’ has to say and it is confirmed by Laurie and her vet then you just have to say ‘wow!’.
I found the book easy to read, insightful and basically a rollercoaster for the emotions, as we follow the journey Laurie and Gunny travel in this life, from the good times to the many difficult issues they had to face together.Talking to Animals
★ Featured review
If you believe in love, a love between two soulmates tethered by a single thread, a love that transcends time, you'll LOVE this book. And if you love dogs, the unconditional love, trust, bonds of friendship and triumphs over the struggles that life may present, you'll love this book even more! The Endless Path is a beautifully written, heartwarming memoir about the soulful journey shared by Laurie and Ganimedes (Gunny for short), a chocolate Labrador that would eventually become the love and light of Laurie's life, and vice versa. Theirs is a spiritual story about the bonds, the connection shared between two life-loving spirits; an inspiring tale of companionship, struggle, triumph and a celebration of life. When Laurie and Gunny met the first time, it was love at first sight and soon their "endless path" would take them from from Los Angeles, to Hong Kong, to Switzerland and finally Washington, D.C., not to mention the occasional holiday in Spain, Juan Carlos' home life.
Gunny's new family provided and ensured an enriching life filled with love, attention and stimulation; and sadly, the empathy and understanding accompanied by the heartbreak that comes with having to care for a helpless victim of one medical affliction after the next. No dog owner should ever have to endure what Laurie and Gunny were forced to endure in their lifetime!
But love triumphs after all, and despite the life-threatening challenges and distressing obstacles thrust into their "endless path," their relationship survived for nearly 15 years, and beyond…
Personally, I can relate to Laurie's bond with Gunny, because I too had my soulmate, Buddy, an adopted Yellow Lab who lit up my life, my constant companion always by my side, ready to smother me with love and who believed in me at times when I didn't. He knew how to make my heart soar, and Gunny knew how to make Laurie's soar. If you're a dog owner, you know exactly what I mean.
If you believe in such a love, then let me recommend a must-read memoir that is The Endless Path!— Jeff Titelius
The Endless Path is a beautiful love story of two soul mates, that also included a beloved husband and a sweet dog named Bacchus. I did not know it would have me laughing and crying by chapter one. It is a true love story and does not matter if you believe in reincarnation or not as the words are what you would want to hear from your beloved dog. It opened my heart and changed me! Once I started reading, I could not put the book down as I wanted to go on the journey with Laurie and Gunny, along with the family, the doctors and others who helped along the way.
I admire the family for all they went through and the love they had and understanding how Laurie did not want to let Gunny go. It truly is a story of everlasting love and I will read it again and again as it will always remind me that anything is possible if you truly believe.
The story helped me with my grief and I will be forever grateful to Laurie for their story. I would highly recommend the book to anyone that loves their dog or grieving for their dog as it will bring you comfort and peace and maybe even look at life in a different way!— Nadene
This memoir, co-authored by human and dog, reveals a timeless bond of love between two soulmates – and profound life guideposts!
I read this book shortly after the passing of our beloved black Labrador. I laughed and cried reading the adventures and trials of Laurie and "Gunny" – their mutual adoration is undeniable. Their trials and tribulations on countless travels eased my grief while offering profound life-lessons.— Amazon customer
(…) The first sentence and I was hooked. You must know that I am not an avid book reader however I ordered this book from Amazon and could not put it down. If you are a animal/dog lover please treat yourself to this amazing book. I felt every tug of heart Laurie went through. I also had a chocolate lab named Brandy that was similar to Gunny. Laurie and Gunny gave me great insight into dog/people relationships. Now the best part. After reading this book I felt compelled to e-mail this woman and tell her how this book helped with the loss of my Brandy. I met Laurie this past week and I can tell you that she and her dog Gunny had such an impact in my daily life. I would tell you what took place at this meeting with Laurie but you have to read the book because the path that Laurie took with Gunny would let you in on too much information. All I can say is please do yourself a favor and get this book.— Amazon customer
Absolutely beautiful story of these 2 soulmates. Well written, thoughtful, insightful, page turning, hugely emotional from extreme joy to gut wrenching tears. You don't want to turn the last page as you realize how greatly you will miss Gunny and his stories. What a story that makes your heart smile! Thank you Laurie and Gunny for sharing your story with us.— Amazon Customer
I have given this book as a gift to many "dog people," including friends who really don't read much. The reaction every time is eerily similar: a phone call or immediate text stating, "This is exactly how I feel/felt about (name of dog)!" Once one begins, it is almost impossible to do anything else but read to its conclusion. It is a consuming and very moving tale that affirms how so many of us feel about our dogs. It can be read on many levels, from the strictly literal to the highly metaphorical. Dive into this love story between Laurie and Gunny!— Sara
Very heartfelt tale (maybe it is "tail" in this case) of respect and love for life and relationship. If you love that pet, the one dog that is special, that's not like the others, and find yourself talking to him/her, then this book likely is for you. Maybe, just maybe they are listening to us and we are not trying hard enough to hear what they have to say.— Mark Frezno
This touching and unpretentious memoir is so much more than a story about a relationship between a pet and his owner
How far does one go to assist and comfort one's soul mate? This lovingly crafted book answer's that question. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It is an utterly compelling read.— jjReads
This book is one of the most wonderful stories I have ever read. It grabbed my heart like no other story has. I highly recommend that you buy this book. You will want to read it over and over again. I received it at 6:00 PM and started to read it, I could not put it down. I finished it at 8:30pm and my heart was full of love for Laurie and Gunny.— Patricia A. Moller
"The Endless Path: A Memoir" by Laurie Duperier takes the reader to another dimension, the spirit, mind and emotion of her beloved dog. How often have you wondered what your "best friend" is thinking? This book helps you enjoy that journey, the endless path.— Amazon Customer
I bought this book hoping to finally bring relief from losing one of my pups six years ago. Little did I know, it helped me so much with letting go of my dog, Bella, on January 5th. This book should be on any animal lovers shelf.— Susan Graziosi
[It] is a wonderful account of a wonderful relationship [that] helped me understand how to deal with my own dog and take more advantage of time.— Martin Z
I must admit I was skeptical about the premise of this memoir, but Laurie Duperier's intimate expression changed my mind. Her passion and shear, unconditional honesty doesn't allow for skepticism.— Sharan Z Jayne