In "Cherished," editor Barbara Abercrombie has assembled 21 essays about pet loss. Authors like Ann Lamott and Jane Smiley recount the passings of beloved pets ranging from dogs and cats to horses and pigs. The essays touch on love, compassion, old age, terminal illness and a host of other issues faced by humans and animals alike. There are stories that will make you smile, and stories that will make you cry, but each one will move you.Anyone who has found unconditional love in the eyes of a pet is sure to be moved by this book. Highly recommended.