Despite the bad weather (I feel like I say that every time we have an event — is there a pattern here that I should be paying attention to? Some higher power who is anti-author event?) we had an amazing night with Dr. Temple Grandin as she discussed her new book, Animals Make Us Human:
In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life — on their terms, not ours.
We packed the downtown Library’s auditorium — thanks again to the SLC Public Library, the Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism, and Intermountain Therapy Animals for helping us get the word out. Families, animal lovers, dog trainers, book lovers all, it was a diverse and enthusiastic crowd. We even had some furry friends in attendance!
We knew that the event would be big, but I don’t think we knew quite how big. All the staff there were each thanked personally several times by attendees for bringing Dr. Grandin into town. To all of those lovely people and to everyone else who came out, I want to say thanks in return. Without your support at past events, it wouldn’t have happened. So, thanks, and we’ll see you at the next one!