Have the students bring their pets, or pictures and videos of their pets to class. Have each student present their pet or picture and explain what they enjoy about having that pet. For students that do not have pets, have them bring in a picture of what their dream pet would be.
Have the students bring in articles from magazines or newspapers that remind them of something happening in this book.
Comparing Veterinary Techniques
Herriot talked a lot about the changing trends and techniques used in veterinary services. Have the students create a timeline of how the industry has changed even more since the time of this book.
Take the class on a field trip, or watch a TV program about an adoption shelter. Have the students write about why good conditions at dog adoption centers would have been so important to...
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