|About the Book|
People are beautiful. From the gorgeous movie star to the tiny baby in its crib asleep. The fat, the thin, the short and the tall. I love them all... Large and small animals and the uniqueness of each species combining their individual colors andMorePeople are beautiful. From the gorgeous movie star to the tiny baby in its crib asleep. The fat, the thin, the short and the tall. I love them all... Large and small animals and the uniqueness of each species combining their individual colors and habits bring beauty to every corner of the universe! Insects that fly or crawl, birds and bees, I love them all. - Harold W. Wood, D.V.M.Born in Oklahoma two years before statehood, Doc Wood tells some fascinating and often funny stories of growing up on a cotton farm, pursuing a higher education to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, of his sometimes perilous adventures in India, and his inspiring philosophy of life working with animals from bees to elephants, and people all over the world “No matter the color of their face, no matter of their ancestral race.”How much fun can a small boy have with just a quarter on 4th of July in 1917? How does the son of a dirt farmer get a higher education when his father resents him trying to be smarter than his old man? What should you do if you accidentally kill a duck owned by the parents of your high school date? How do you leave the family farm with no car and no money? What is the back story of a 1908 picture of a wagon loaded with cotton surrounded by 8 people and two horses, and why was the image selected for the official poster for Oklahoma Archives Week 2005? How can one travel around the world without it costing anything? How do you perform surgery on an elephant at a wilderness clinic miles from electricity and without a scalpel big enough for the job? What to do with a dog that swallows a $5,000 wedding ring? The answers are all in this book!