Cheryl and her husband, Jim rescue a pair of Great Horned Owl babies after tragedy leaves the family homeless. The frightened little owlets are left unprotected and stranded on the ground; unable to defend themselves from predators that roam the woods. After seeking advice from a professional, Cheryl and Jim attempt the dangerous task of relocating the owlets and provide the family with a new home. The adult Great Horned Owls also known as raptors with a reputation of being extremely aggressive, show a different side when faced with sudden adversity. Cheryl shares her emotions in this personal narrative as she observes this family in the wild. She documents the details of the rescue, the emotional journey of the two owlets which she names Wisdom and Willow and the heartwarming outcome. A captivating story of love, trust, respect and the gift of gratitude.
Cheryl has always had a strong connection with wildlife and a great love for exploring nature. Her devotion and determination to help this family of owls turns out to be one of the most gratifying decisions she has ever made. Through this experience, she learns the struggles of survival, the amazing bond of a family and the gift of gratitude. What makes this story special is to see how animals and humans from two different walks of life can co-exist and discover that we are not so different after all. By trusting each other, working together and showing each other respect, the family of owls allow her into their lives; now, they have become a part of hers. Together, Cheryl, her family and these magnificent birds have proven the statement... Where There's a Will, There's a Way.
The heart-warming tale of how the author rescues two owlets who fell from their disintegrating nest. A quick, intriguing read, following the trials of both human and owlet on their paths to success.
"It's a story told with tender compassion and a sense of awe. The author's passion
for her rescued owlets, and for all of the animal kingdom, is apparent through the story. A
“Character and respect resounded throughout the chapters; the story allows for reflection on personal values - something that is often lacking in the world today. It's the best story aboutcompassion and altruism I've read in a very long time."
Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There's a Will, There's a Way... by Cheryl Aguiar received Honorable Mention in the 2017 New England Book Festival - General Non-Fiction Category! A great way to start off 2018! Hoot Hoot