I erroneously thought this was going to be about animals. It is peripherally but marginally so. I guess I would describe it as a philosophic religion oriented parable. The author equates her experience with her pets to a road map for better human behavior.
Back in the 70's when I was studying humanistic psychology, I may have enjoyed this book. Being on the wrong side of age 50, I suspect that I am somewhat jaded as to this type of reading. I did not find it enlightening. I suspect the author is a good person who wants to help others be better people.
Web site: http://joanchittister.org/
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.