Animals Taught Me That

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Animals Taught Me That is an encouraging memoir and detailed account of how Kim Bloomer learned all the most important lessons life has for us through the love and friendship of God’s creatures.

From her earliest childhood memories with animals to her late beloved dog, Shadrach the Neo Mastiff, Dr. Kim shares in Animals Taught Me That (publication date December 2, 2009) how God has used His creatures to teach her the life lessons we need to grow in character and integrity.

Through her trials and errors, often at the expense of a beloved pet, Kim shares her mistakes and encourages the readers to learn from them.

The most important aspect of this book is how selflessly animals are in teaching us without judgment. Cry and laugh with Kim as you journey through the stories of all the animals that have graced her life, including both wild and domestic.

Kim’s hope is not only that you will learn life’s most important lessons, but that the animals in your life will be honored for who they are and how much they really do mean in our lives.

Beautifully illustrated by professional artist, Barbara Hilford, the illustrations bring the animals to life to tug at your heartstrings and woo you through the pages of Animals Taught Me That .

Give people a fact or an idea and you enlighten their minds; tell them a story and you touch their souls. ~Hasidic Proverb

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. ~Job 12:7-10, NIV

***This book is also available in print, Kindle and on my podcast, DOGgone Truth (as per the graphic). You can check out for details. ***

Recent interview on the West Coast public radio show, Nancy's Bookshelf  


Dr. Bloomer writes from her heart and she writes well. Animals Taught Me That is a thoughtful book that fills a void and will be enjoyed by many. ~Dr. Hugh Bassham, veterinarian, author of Better Health and a Plan to Achieve It

If you love animals, you will love this book, "Animals Taught Me That", by Dr. Kim Bloomer. There are many things that God teaches us everyday through an unconditional loving pet. Kim's book helps us to see ourselves through the eyes of our loving pets and our loving Father in Heaven. Kim's book 'taught me that'. ~Carolyn Salmon Kazmierczak, author of A Kingdom for Horses

I loved reading your book. I could not put it down. I still browse it. I carry it from work to home and vice versa...You are an amazing writer!!!! I sell your books a lot. ~Fabienne Lawrence

Animals taught you that? Wow - God has given you a great sense of humor, I love the way you called it, "the apple incident" and, I was laughing out loud reading your story about Shadrach and the "whole 'chase me yelling game,' that's FUNNY!!! So, talking with the "dumb" goldfish heh? How awesome for Donnie to have those little fish acknowledge him! :). "Humor in the face of adversity?" What a magnificent lesson." ~Pastor Brad Reiches

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The information contained in this audio book is not meant to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is provided for educational purposes only. The focus is on natural, whole health for us and our dogs.

PS Yes, I am a follower of Jesus so my faith is entertwined into all I teach. 


Learn from Kim's mistakes so as to avoid them for your own pets
Learn life lessons that for some people, can only be learned from animals
Learn how to do better when you've learned better


Dr. Kim Bloomer
Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is also a published author, writer, blogger, and host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. However, this is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of any possible products discussed in this class. The only essential oils ever used, discussed or referenced on this site are Young Living Essential Oils. Dr. Kim hosts the podcast DOGgone Truth, and the DOGgone Truth Club. With over 45 years experience in animal health, 15 of those years in natural animal health exclusively, she has helped many pet owners and students help their animals be well, naturally. Through her educational courses, former school, client mentoring, and now the DOGgone Truth Club, Dr. Kim continues to empower and encourage many with the knowledge and courage to care for their dogs proactively rather than reactively. Her motto is to remove the fear so Truth can abide in its place.


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