Today we welcome guest author Elsa Watson to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Elsa’s Dog Days is the story of a dog-hater who is struck by lightning, and switches bodies with a dog—but not before finding the town’s veterinarian rather foxy himself. At her day job, Elsa works at a wildlife hospital and education center. Thanks, Elsa!
Sometimes the animal world serves up true stories that are almost more dramatic than fiction. At the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, the site of my day job, we see all kinds of drama, from eagles fighting to the death to babies that are orphaned because their mother was killed.
We’re a wildlife hospital, so we’re there to treat the injuries and do what we can. And just like the workers at a human hospital, we rarely know about our patients’ home life. Do they have a mate waiting for them? Did they meet when they were just kids or are they a late-in-life romance? Many wild animals mate for life, working with their partner to raise a new crop of babies year after year. What must that partner think when its mate suddenly disappears due to an injury and spends weeks or months with us, recovering?