Wow! Wow! Wow! I *LOVE* this story so much. It is hard to imagine a time treating animals with kindness and compassion was viewed as strange. And it's interesting to learn about how views changed and who were the forerunners. This book tells the story of a former slave and self trained veterinarian - 'Doc' Key and his horse Jim Key. Through patience and kindness Doc trained Jim Key to do remarkable things. Theirs became a highly successful traveling show and truly changed the way people looked at animals. Wonderful!