From cats and dogs to horses and hamsters, pets of all species and sizes can become an invaluable part of your life. Oprah talks with author Susan Chernak McElroy, who has written extensively about the soul connection that humans have with their pets, about the roles animals have in our lives. Plus, callers from around the country share their stories of loving animals.
One woman, Sarah, calls in to share her story of losing her eyesight and how listening to The Oprah Winfrey Show and having Susan's books read out loud to her helped to pull her through very dark moments. While human connection and understanding was an important part of her recovery, Sarah says her two black labs were her real strength during the years of blindness before her sight was recently restored. "They changed the way I was able to function in my day-to-day life, they kind of reinspired my world from being in a constant crisis," Sarah says.