For more than twenty years, author Rita Reynolds has worked with sick and dying animals at her animal sanctuary, Howling Success. She offers a pioneering approach to understanding and working with aging and dying animals, with specifics on how to comfort and ease them into death, such as creating a soothing environment, herbal stress relievers, and comforting words. Blessing the Bridge goes beyond the advice of most grief books, suggesting that even in death, there is tremendous opportunity for love and learning. Reynolds’ compassionate approach to simply “being” with animals, offers a deeper understanding of our connection to all animals as well as moving beyond our own fears of death to be of assistance to our dying animal companions. Her nonsecular spiritual perspective for viewing death and its blessings is visionary. Blessing the Bridge includes many of Reynolds’ heart moving stories about animals in their final days and what they have taught her about living, dying, death, and beyond.