Mar 052018
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that Iā€™m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

Love Unleashed: Tales of Inspiration and the Life-Changing Power of Dogs

Blakely
Redefining Family
Australian Shepherd – Ohio

Blakely is a four-legged lesson in compassion for those who are different. As a nursery companion dog raising orphaned infant animals into into well-adjusted adults at the Cincinnati Zoo, he has cared for cheetahs, ocelots, a wallaby, a bat-eared fox. a serval, a takin, and even a warthog.

Blakely’s babysitting services aren’t just helpful to the zookeepers; they can be life-saving for orphaned animals who are unable to learn survival skills from their mothers. “If an animal is snarling at another who hasn’t been taught to understand that it means back off, the can be killed,” explains Dawn Strasser, the Cincinnati Zoo’s head keeper. Blakely teaches the nursery-bound babies the social skills that they need to thrive, and he comforts then while they sleep.

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

  26 Responses to “First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros”

  1. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like a fascinating book, perfect for the Year of the Dog.

  3. This sounds like an unusual and inspiring book. I had no idea that dogs acted as companions to orphaned zoo animals. Amazing.
    Thank you for hosting FCFPTI.

  4. I’ll have to dy no on this one. I’ve never had good luck with dog stories.

  5. Never read a dog story, sounds interesting. Happy reading!

  6. I’m not usually one for animal books but this one does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing

  7. Interesting – a sort of foster dog!

  8. I don’t usually care for animal books because they tend to be sad, but this one sounds good, especially since I once worked as a zookeeper. Donna from Girl Who Reads

  9. I don’t read animal stories, but this one sounds particularly interesting.

  10. Sounds like a sweet animal story. I love when dogs are given a purpose in life!

  11. That’s really interesting. I don’t think I could read the book though, too often dog stories make me cry.

  12. I love dog stories and this sounds like a good one.

  13. Good read for the Year of the Dog.

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