— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — One day some time ago, one of our fine supporters, Judith Austin, called us. Could she bring a friend over to visit the animals? He was a very special childhood friend who loved animals. Judith had been good to us over the years so of course we said yes. She arrived on the property with this massive man who had been a famous, and famously aggressive, NFL football player named “Adam.”* A little taken aback, we took him around to meet the animals. He stood silently overlooking the Wildlife Garden as he watched the wolves play; met Bluebell the Bison, and the bears. Our unthought-through assumption was that he would be attracted to the large, powerful...