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