Thursday, June 22, 2017

RB Pix #5


Roger Smith said...

Here we are. One of the photos I referred to, with Benny White @ C, and Arky Scott and Harold, leading the herd. God bless Arky. He was a great friend and early advocate for me when I arrived at the Compound. And then,of course, as an old elephant boss, he could be quite demanding. "Dammit, slow down! Quit running around working your ass off! Get over here and sit down! These guys around here see you doing all this, and they'll back off and leave it all to you." I always stopped and sat with him and listened to his wise counsel, and he was right. Within my first 6 months, the other 2 cagehands disappeared, and I had all 72 cats on the arena end of the place. I was in my glory. I started at 6 a.m. and reluctantly went home around 9 p.m., and I never got enough of it.