Signing: Animal Stories with Dr. Slack
Dr. Robert Slack, veternarian and certified animal lover, will be in store to sign copies of his book, "Tails: Curious Stories of the Human-Animal Bond"! "Tails" delves into the curious nature of the bond between two distinctly different creatures: human and animal. How is it that humans have been blessed with four-legged companions that are so willing to accept us unconditionally and touch our lives in ways that help us be better people? Dr. Slack draws from his 35 years of veterinary practice on two continents, Australia and America, to explore this wonderful mystery of human animal bonding. He writes how his clients’ pets touched their lives — the warmth of a cat curled in the lap of an elderly lady, the laughter of a latchkey child at play with his dog, a pet helping a boy survive the chaos of an alcoholic parent — the many magical ways the bond between us brings joy into our human world.
Dr. Slack, also known as Bob, spent his boyhood in Montana before moving to Hawaii where he graduated from Kailua High School on Oahu. He followed in his father's footsteps graduating from Washington State University in Veterinary Medicine before moving to Australia to begin his career in Small Animal Medicine in Sydney. Bob returned to the U.S. to join a small animal practice here in Spokane. Mid career he returned to college to pursue his interest in human behavioral science, and earned a degree in counseling. The blending of these two careers, both full time in veterinary medicine and part time in counseling, has given Bob a rich and unique perspective in writing this book on the miracle of the human-animal bond. For more information about Dr. Slack or his work, visit petsforlife.com.