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AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Patricia logs over 800 hours per year as a seminar instructor and level II certified dog trainer for one of the leading pet organizations of North America. Her classes range from puppy level to advanced, including trick training, therapy partnering, and private instruction. She focuses on interspecies communication so that dogs and their people can better understand one another to achieve a more productive and harmonious partnership. Patricia has co-authored several books as a short story writer for adult anthologies, and as an illustrator for children’s anthologies, educational workbooks, and picture books. She also spent many years as an instructional designer and business writer, for two of Canada’s prominent financial service organizations.

Wild orphans frequently show up on my doorstep, oddly,

through well-meaning neighbors and colleagues, who

don’t know where else to turn. I take in the wild babies,

feed them and wean them, watching the incredible

transformations from completely dependant infants, to

capable creatures with a keen instinct for survival and an

indomitable drive to be free. Top left is Quackers, mid-

molt, who spent a weekend in my tub before his release at

a nearby bird sanctuary.

Bottom left is Freddie, orphaned as a baby in late

September and who spent a winter with me, lodging in an

old coat in my master bath. There were many others each

having left their indelible mark on my own life story.

Below is Earl, a crayfish who hitched a ride in a shipment of

goldfish and because it was hard to find a tank to safely

house him given his food preferences (aquatic plants and

slow moving fish), I adopted him.

Patricia  Gallinger-Giao
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AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR Patricia logs over 800 hours per year as a seminar instructor and level II certified dog trainer for one of the leading pet organizations of North America. Her classes range from puppy level to advanced, including trick training, therapy partnering, and private instruction. She focuses on interspecies communication so that dogs and their people can better understand one another to achieve a more productive and harmonious partnership. Patricia has co-authored several books as a short story writer for adult anthologies, and as an illustrator for children’s anthologies, educational workbooks, and picture books. She also spent many years as an instructional designer and business writer, for two of Canada’s prominent financial service organizations.

Wild orphans frequently

show up on my doorstep,

oddly, through well-

meaning neighbors and

colleagues, who don’t

know where else to turn. I

take in the wild babies,

feed them and wean them,

watching the incredible

transformations from

completely dependant

infants, to capable

creatures with a keen instinct for survival and an

indomitable drive to be free. Top left is Quackers,

mid-molt, who spent a weekend in my tub before

his release at a nearby bird sanctuary.

Bottom left is Freddie, orphaned as a baby in late

September and who spent a winter with me,

lodging in an old coat in my master bath. There

were many others each having left their indelible

mark on my own life story.

Below is Earl, a crayfish who hitched a ride in a

shipment of goldfish and because it was hard to

find a tank to safely house him given his food

preferences (aquatic plants and slow moving fish),

I adopted him.

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