Excerpt from Chapter 7 (Entire chapter is 27 pages)
I moved my hand down and began to stroke his neck, then caressed his throat. He closed his eyes in ecstasy as I continued to stroke his throat and cheek for a good five minutes. He never moved. When I stopped, he would open his eyes and look at me – much like our Golden Retriever does when she wants the petting to continue. There was no doubt that the old boy was enjoying his caresses – and so was I! What a thrill to stroke a Giant Galapagos Tortoise!