Cover image for Trooper [compact disc] : the bobcat who came in from the wild / Forrest Bryant Johnson.
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Trooper [compact disc] : the bobcat who came in from the wild / Forrest Bryant Johnson.
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9781977305510
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Unabridged.
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Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Audio, [2018]
Physical Description:
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from container.

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Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help. So Forrest took his new feline friend home for a night. But when the little 'trooper' clearly needed some more time to recoup, that night turned into two nights, a week, and eventually nineteen years. And so Trooper became a part of the Johnson family.
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Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned, and desperately in need of help. So Forrest took his new feline friend home for a night. But when the little "trooper" clearly needed some more time to recoup, that night turned into two nights, a week, and eventually nineteen years. And so Trooper became a part of the Johnson family. And in those nineteen years, Trooper lived his nine lives to the fullest. He explored desert flora and fauna around him, befriending kit foxes, jackrabbits, desert tortoises, and other creatures and getting into mischief along the way. Trooper became a "big brother" to stray tabby Little Brother, teaching, guiding, and protecting Brother on the pair's adventures and misadventures. He became a beloved patient at his local vet, and cherished housemate of Forrest's wife, Chi. And Trooper even managed to melt the icy heart of a tough guy neighbor. But most of all, throughout his nineteen years, Trooper became Forrest's best friend, as the two shared each other's worries and frustrations, musings and rants, joys and laughter.


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In 1987, the author found an orphan bobcat caught in a cactus and acted quickly to save his life. Johnson named the animal Trooper, and together, they had 19 years of adventures in the Mojave Desert. With coyotes being one notable exception, Johnson's love of animals extends to all creatures encountered by Trooper, from those native to the area (kit foxes, desert tortoises, jackrabbits) to those introduced by humans (mustangs and one unrepentant peacock). Written in an unadorned style reminiscent of the works of James Herriot, this love letter to the world's friendliest bobcat is also a tale of Las Vegas wildlife driven from their natural habitats as the desert morphs into suburbia. As Johnson comes to terms with Trooper's death, the reader may feel sadness at saying goodbye to a cat they never met but feel as if they already know and will almost surely miss. VERDICT A charming memoir about a pet bobcat, its owner, family, and friends. Readers who enjoy stories of human-animal friendships, such as Sy Montgomery's The Good Good Pig and Irene Pepperberg's Alex and Me, will find much to love here.-Mary Schons, Hammond P.L., IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.