In April of 2018, Brandon and his family lost their beloved dog Tyson to a brain tumor. The loss was an inevitable part of their journey with Tyson, but the experience was nonetheless profoundly impactful for Brandon and ultimately the catalyst for his spiritual awakening. Early in this process, Brandon discovered Reiki, a Japanese form of energy healing, and was amazed at the incredible healing he witnessed while working with this divine energy. Soon Brandon became a Reiki Master and Level II Animal Reiki Practitioner. Brandon is also a certified color and sound energy healer. Brandon was a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area until December of 2021, when he and his wife, daughter, two dogs, and a chinchilla moved to Tallahassee, Florida.
Brandon wrote a book about his journey with Tyson, including his spiritual awakening: Tyson’s Gift: How an 8 pound K9 became a man’s greatest spiritual guide, is the story of Tyson’s life, from his entry into the lives of Brandon and his wife Misha, to his equally impactful departure and continued spiritual influence. Tyson’s beautiful story will entertain and comfort readers of all backgrounds.