Posted on Apr 21, 2014
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
When we have time to read, which isn’t often, we like to read books with
our animals. We were curious to find out the kinds of animals that our
founder’s book, "My Gentle Barn", was being read with and so we
put out a request for pictures. We have gotten pictures from all over
the world, as well as very touching stories. One woman sent us a picture
of her beloved dog who seemed so adorable; we are always taken with the
older ones. She said that he could not move around much anymore so she
loved being with him and reading. They had read the entire book together
and loved it. Our founder, Ellie Laks, touched by the picture and
story, reached out to them in thanks for sharing her sweet Jake with us.
The woman e-mailed back and told us that Jake had actually passed away
just days after finishing the book and that the book had given her so
much comfort and strength when saying goodbye to her baby boy.
We are so honored that reading "My Gentle Barn" gave them that time to spend together and the peace to let him go when it was time for him to fly away. We are blessed to meet people who have read our founder's book and been touched by their stories. If you are reading "My Gentle Barn" with a special someone and want to share with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!