Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

6 CDs. 6:15 hrs. Recorded Bks. 2014. ISBN 9781490625607. $92.75. 1 MP3-CD, Playaway digital, digital download. MEMOIR
In 2011, journalist Katz was asked to shelter a very sick donkey rescued from a farm in New York. With a farmstead already housing dogs, chickens, sheep, and a couple of donkeys, he opened his heart to an animal so sick that he required almost constant care. Katz (The Dogs of Bedlam Farm) chronicles his experiences nursing the donkey he named Simon back to health and integrating him into his farm. Simon anecdotes are seamlessly interspersed with donkey lore and insights into the roles of domestic animals in agrarian life. Tom Stechshulte narrates in such a natural and expressive style that listening to this memoir is like taking a walk with Simon himself.
VERDICT This sweet memoir will be of interest to animal lovers, fans of the author, and those interested in small-scale agriculture.

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