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I cried within five minutes of reading,
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This review is from: The Wolf Within: How I learned to talk dog (previously published as The Man Who Lives With Wolves) (Paperback)
I, Like Shaun Ellis grew up on a remote farm with strong influences from my Grandfather. I grew up in South Wales and like Shaun spent a huge amount of my time out in the fields with Nature; I grew up understanding the very delicate balance of nature and a knowing within of what Mankind has done to this beautiful Earth we call home. I started reading Shaun's book on the recommendation of my Mentor and Tutor 'Gill Tuxworth' who is training me to become a 'dog Listener' I might add a long held dream of mine due to my own rapport with our canine friends, which like Shaun started as a child with the Farm Dogs and extended to the local Foxes. Within five minutes of beginning to read this very personal account of his life, I had a huge lump in my throat and tears sliding down my face. Not such a good thing because I was at work and as I work within the Children's services, I was sat in a very large, highly populated office. The saving grace is that I am known as 'The Dog Lady' at work and the cover of the book makes its content very obvious; so my work colleagues and my Boss had a pretty good idea as to why I was sat there in my break blubbing like a baby. The book arrived on Thursday and I took it to work with me on Friday, it is now Saturday afternoon and I have red over Half the book; I cannot leave it alone and I will never part with it, loan it or discard it. If you love dogs, if you have any kind of an affinity with Nature, Wolves, dogs, get this book and absorb its contents into your soul. Shaun Ellis is so very honest about himself, you really begin to feel as though you know him or at the very least can relate to aspects of this extraordinary and very complex human being. You will very quickly realize that this man is real, he is not some egomaniacal bloke who thinks he knows it all but in actual fact knows next to nothing and spends the majority of his time bluffing his way through life. This man has gone out there and felt the pain, shed the tears and suffered the pain, in other words Shaun Ellis has walked the walk and not just talked the talk, like the BGs of this world. I will let you work out who BG is!!!!!!