I was talking to...someone...the other day and mentioned how much I enjoyed the writings of James Herriot. The dear befuddled person looked at me and said "Who?"
I'm afraid I didn't react very well. My brain stuttered to a stop at the preposterous notion that anyone out there does not know who James Herriot is (was).
Hello?! All Things Bright and Beautiful? All Things Great and Small? The famous English veterinarian that wrote several books about his adventures as a country vet? Really, if you do not know who Herriot is, you MUST go to the library RIGHT NOW and get one of his books. Or two. Or 5.
And then come back and have a sweet dialoge with me about the miracles of veterinary science combined with human compassion.