Lions & Tigers & Mares, Oh My!

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The wife of a veterinarian who treats large and exotic animals describes their daily experiences caring for animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.

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Gay L. Balliet-Perkins, PhD, is also the author of Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig, There’s a Bear in the Basement, and Touched by All Creatures: Doctoring Animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her new husband, John, and their “family” of pigs, horses, dogs, and cats.

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Balliet is the wife of a veterinarian who treats large and exotic animals, and she often accompanies him on his rounds as assistant and "gofer." The pair lives in eastern Pennsylvania, home of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers, exotic game parks, horse breeders, traveling circuses, and all of the animals that share their lives. As in previous books (Touched by All Creatures, 1999), the author mines the daily life of an animal doctor for stories that are amusing, sorrowful, touching, or thought provoking. Whether writing about trying not to laugh as a sheep farmer's pants migrate south while he catches lambs; the anger she and her husband felt when a novice breeder didn't care about a sick foal; a donkey that survived the total loss of his hoof; or being sprayed with cat urine, monkey feces, and all manner of disgusting fluids, Balliet ties her stories together with the thesis that animals and humans are all part of a cosmic family. Balliet's humorous reminiscences and graceful writing should find many readers. Nancy Bent
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