Animals can be our heroes, our confidantes, our coaches, and our best examples of unconditional love. In Animal Prints on My Soul, we explore the human-animal bond through the experiences and stories of women. Featuring horses, dogs, cats, birds, and more, animal lovers will connect with these ordinary – yet extraordinary – stories of how animals impact our lives.

Heartwarming, touching, and joyful, this book is a splendid gift for those who love animals. The stories of Healing, Connection, and Love & Loss also encourage us to pause and appreciate the wonderful gifts our animal friends bring us so we’ve provided deeper-dive prompts for those who would like to transform these blessings into inspiration for their own lives.

Contributors to Animal Prints on My Soul:


  • The Wisdom of Horses – Angie Payne
  • Whispers from an Angel – Daphne McDonagh
  • My Healing Journey with Animals – Diane Rose-Solomon
  • The Unicorn Search – Beth Lauren Parrish
  • Healing Beauty – Ginny Jablonski

Love and Loss

  • Lead with Love – Kate Neligan
  • Spirit Animals – Stef Skupin
  • Country Life – Joyce Benning
  • Expectations: People vs. Dogs – Katherine Jensen
  • Becoming the Community Cat Lady – Kathy Lynn Mackison
  • Grief, Death, and Dying – Tracy Pierce
  • Horse, Heart, and Home – Ley-Anne Mountain
  • When Fate Brings You Fur Kids – Jean Brannon


  • A Friend by My Side – Marla Patrick
  • My First Best Friend – Deb Matlock
  • For the Children – Lorie Murphey
  • A Horse, a Boy, and Undying Love – Naomi McDonald
  • Lessons from a Red-Tailed Hawk – Linda Roberts
  • A Divine Communication – Esta Bernstein
  • What It Means to Be a Red Barn Horse – Alexis Braswell
  • Farm Girl Memories – Abigail Stimpert
  • When God Says, “Wait.” – Hannah Stimpert
  • Letting Go and Holding On – Donna Palamar
  • Gabriel’s Story – Sharon Dilley
  • 26 Marathons and My Trainer – Jo Dibblee
  • Leadership in Flight – Haseena Patel