My goals with this book:
(1) To teach people that animals deserve more credit, honor and respect than many two-leggeds give to them. Keep in mind that in the Bible, only the humans were kicked out of Eden's paradise, not the animals.
(2) To help people to value the process of their own lives and to realize that there is more going on than the tangible world they have built around themselves.
(3) To plant the seeds which help a reader to believe -- or to renew their faith -- that there might be something more to believe in.