Melanie Higgins Zysk was a purebred city girl-until she discovered how animals could soothe her soul and enhance her life. Since then, Melanie and her husband, Tim, have made it their mission to provide shelter and love for animals of all kinds, including cats, dogs, pigs, and even cows.
This heartwarming memoir pays tribute to Melanie's lasting love affair with animals small and large. Over the years, she and her husband have adopted abused, neglected, or unwanted animals and cared for them on their Florida ranch. Melanie has developed a set of beliefs about the human relationship with animals, and she has come to realize that each creature has a distinct personality, a warm heart, passion, and even a sense of humor. Melanie and Tim operate on the firm belief that every animal-whether an unfriendly cat, overweight pig, or blind cow-needs to love and be loved.
Warmly portraying one woman's extraordinary devotion to animals, this moving story gives voice to the unbreakable bond between human and animal and demonstrates the remarkable power of unconditional love.