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Is it Possible to Become Too Attached to An Animal?
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Does your relationship with an animal keep you away from friends, family, work, play, or responsibilities such as taking care of kids, jobs, or health? Is your life in balance or are your pets becoming all consuming? Susan's guests this week, are Allen and Linda Anderson, co-authors of the popular Angel Animal series of books that explore the benefits and complexities of human-animal companionship. Over the years that they have become experts in the subject of attachment and other pet topics, and they have offered answers to those people who need help in determining if the way they treat their pets might be over the top or just right for them. Join this lively conversation, by calling in and letting us know what you think, as we explore the topic, can one be too attached?
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Allen and Linda Anderson, pt1
Have you ever ended a relationship because your pet didn't like the person? Sometimes animals are a better judge of character than we are! Animal companionship experts and authors Allen and Linda Anderson talk about our surprising attachments to our pets and whether it sometimes goes too far.
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Allen and Linda Anderson, pt2
Allen and Linda share stories of forgiveness with Susan, to illustrate how animals often will become affectionate with a person, even after it has been mistreated by humans in the past. They also discuss the issue of animal hoarding.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Allen & Linda Anderson
Allen and Linda Anderson are pet-expert speakers, authors, and founders of the Angel Animals Network. They help people discover and benefit from the miraculous powers of animals. Dedicated to promoting human-animal companionship, Allen and Linda donate a portion of proceeds from their work to animal rescue organizations and do fundraising activities. The Andersons believe that whenever you connect spiritually with animals, thousands of new doors open. Through their books, newsletters, presentations, insights, and this website they will show you portals into a whole new world where animals are your guides, healers, and friends. With pets in 63% of American homes (71 million households) in 2007, it's astonishing to consider the consequences of ignoring animals as wisdom partners and the benefits of tapping into their hidden talents.

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