I just want to say thank you for today's show with Katy. Listening to the interview, I felt like a kindred spirit. I am always happiest when outdoors in nature. Just being in the presence of others animals always leaves me feeling a sense of peace in what is an otherwise turbulent life. I currently am at a turning point in my life. I am making the decision, at 42, to go back to college. I've always wanted that environmental science degree. But, truthfully, I have been to afraid to pursue it. I feel like it was fate that I happened to listen to today's show. I'd give a lot to walk in Katy's shoes. In my opinion, every experience with an animal helps teach us what it means to be human. But, in searching for one specific example, I can think of a time when my oldest daughter was one. We were at the zoo in the chimpanzee enclosure. My daughter was standing with her hands on the glass window looking at the chimps. A mother chimp with a small baby drug her bed up to the window and sat down. She put her hand up against my daughter's. They stayed like that for a while. When another boy walked over by the glass, the mother chimp shooed him away with her hand toward the glass. It was obvious there was a connection between that mother chimp and my daughter. I was very happy (and maybe even somewhat jealous) that my daughter had that experience. Thank you again for a marvelous show.
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