PAINT, INK, FEATHERS AND FUR

I’ve worn many hats over the years: graphic artist, instructional designer,

content writer, book illustrator, wildlife painter and author but the road always

seems to lead back to animals. There are far too few photos to share but I’ve kept some.

Below is Baby Swiss (a hatchling with an injured leg) rescued by the roadside in a fast food container. Then William

whose self appointed mission was to throw my eyeglasses on the floor whenever the opportunity arose, and Freddie,

a six week old squirrel who made his home in an old coat hanging from a peg in my master bath; both late summer

orphans who spent a winter with me. Other refugees, lost or injured, grackles, sparrows, ducks, crows, groundhogs…a

racing pigeon driven off course in a winter storm, have all left their indelible mark, reshaping my comprehension of

the animal mind.

My household includes a husband, two young adults, a jubilant little terrier, several birds and sometimes other

creatures with wings, shells or scales.

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These days I spend a lot of time in the classroom. My title may be dog trainer

but what I really teach is interspecies communication. Put simply, I help dogs

and their people better understand one another to achieve a more productive

and harmonious partnership.

Other school and work assignments include completion of a web design

program and corporate communications certificate, 2018, building elearning

courses for Sun Life Financial, and writing a financial newsletter for Manulife

Securities Insurance Inc.

Patricia Gallinger-Giao

 

From Baby Swiss, rescued by the roadside in a

fast food container, to Freddie, a six week old

squirrel brought to me wrapped in a bath towel,

they came through my door along with so many

others, in need of shelter, sanctuary and time to

mature. Fledgling grackles, sparrows, ducks,

crows, groundhogs… racing pigeons, lost and

starving in the midst of a winter storm, I’ve born

witness to all their stories and found inspiration

in their unrelenting drive for a self actualized

existence.

BIOGRAPHY

I’ve worn many hats over the years:

graphic artist, instructional designer,

content writer, book illustrator, wildlife

painter and author but the road always

seems to lead back to animals.

These days I spend a lot of time in the

classroom. My title may be dog trainer

but what I really teach is interspecies

communication. Put simply, I help dogs

and their people better understand one

another to achieve a more productive

and harmonious partnership.

Other school and work assignments

include completion of a web design

program and corporate communications

certificate, 2018, building elearning

courses for Sun Life Financial, and writing

a financial newsletter for Manulife

Securities Insurance Inc.

My household includes a husband, two

young adults, a jubilant little terrier,

several birds and sometimes other

creatures with wings, shells or scales.

PAINT, INK, FEATHERS AND FUR

Patricia Gallinger-Giao
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