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No Matter What is the fourth installment in Kelly Meister Yetter’s series of memoirs about her life with an assortment of critters, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, donkeys and ducks.
The author spent much of her life in darkness following childhood abuse, and the resulting depression led her to often isolate herself from other humans. Animals turned out to be her salvation: spending time around animals, and helping them, contributed to the healing of old childhood wounds.
In this book, Kelly gives the reader another look into her life. From rescuing baby racoons to helping an injured red tailed hawk to caring for her own animals, Kelly’s life is never dull and often challenging. She also shares stories about helping a local animal rescue organization raise money and going undercover at a pet crematorium.
Meister’s stories will make you smile, laugh, cry and nod your head in recognition.
For me, the central theme of this book was how the loss of Junebug, Kelly’s “love of my life” cat, and the devastating grief that followed affected her. Kelly’s struggle with watching her beloved cat’s decline and ultimately having to say good bye will be all too familiar for readers who have lost their soulmate cats, and while some of those passages are hard to read, they also offer comfort.
Ultimately, No Matter What is a celebration of the many ways the “critters” in our lives enrich our lives.
No Matter What is available from Amazon.
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