Touched By All Creatures
Doctoring Animals in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
by Gay Balliet
with Edgar Balliet, V.M.D.
This is the story of Gay Balliet and Edgar, her veterinarian husband, who tend the health of strange and delightful barn animals, buffaloes, baboons and other creatures large and small in the historically rich and colorful Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
They share many unforgettable situations, characters and experiences of courage, warmth and hilarity with both their animal and human friends. Among them: Tonto, an impish llama and his sheep friends; Buster, a lame bull who leads chase through woods and pond; and Lowell, the existential pig who performs pirouettes to the command "Baryshnikov." Theirs is a timeless world that retains innocence and an appreciation of nature—a world they now share with animal lovers everywhere.
"This eminently readable addition to the body of veterinary
tales will be welcomed by everyone who enjoyed James Herriot's
efforts. This one will be very popular!"
"The wonder of animals and the earthy, humane details of doctoring
them shines through."
— Publishers Weekly
"Poignant and delightful."
— Sunday Oklahoman
"Every bit as eccentric, lovable and heart-tugging as [James
Herriot's] Yorkshire chronicles."
— Sunday Tribune Review
"Heartwarming, heroic and funny."
— Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Balliet is a worthy successor to James Herriot."
— Midwest Book Review
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 368 pages
LC# 98-66169 world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-169-5 (hc), $25.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-384-3 (eBook), $25.95