Bob Ross may have been best known for teaching people to paint happy little clouds and happy little trees on his PBS television show "The Joy of Painting." There was another side to him that viewers were sometimes introduced to on air -- his love of animals. He had a penchant for rescuing wild animals and working to raise or rehabilitate them -- from baby squirrels to baby owls.
Reality stars are a dime a dozen. However when they enhance their star-power with the power of the people, namely attracting millions of followers on social media — then you’re talking about them ascending to another realm of celebrity.
Meet Piper, an extraordinary Border Collie. who for the last three years of his life, served as a K-9 Wildlife Control Officer at the Traverse City, Michigan Airport. Read on for more about this well-loved and talented animal hero.
Mark Twain was not only one of America’s greatest humorists, he was also one of its greatest animal advocates. His affection for all creatures large and small — with paws or claws, wings or whiskers, scales or tails — was just as much a part of his life as his literary career.