The Guardian Team by Cat Urbigkit
On the Job With Rena and Roo

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Shepherds have used dogs to protect livestock for thousands of years. But burros also have a natural instinct to protect, which makes them a perfect guardian animals as well. Meet Rena and Roo, a super dog-and-burro guardian team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. The animals have a close connection with the sheep they protect, but it takes time and effort for Rena and Roo to grow to trust one another. In this companion book to her award-winning Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, Cat Urbigkit uses simple, informative text and eye-catching photographs to show how Rena and Roo develop into guardian animals.

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Cat Urbigkit is a news reporter and rancher. Her research in livestock protection has taken her from the sagebrush desert of Wyoming to the mountains of Kurdistan. She is the author and photographer of Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep, an IRA Notable Children's Book; and author of Path of the Pronghorn, with photographs by Mark Gocke. She lives in Pinedale, Wyoming.
Published October 1, 2011 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Roo and Rena (a wild donkey and canine runt) learn to protect their herd of motherless lambs through bonding and socialization.

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