From Wolf to Woof! at Heather Ridge Farm

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This could be fun for kids: Heather Ridge Farm is hosting an event with author/illustrator Hudson Talbott for his new book From Wolf to Woof! May 21. It's free to attend.

The children's book looks at how wolves may have become dogs. Book blurbage:

How did dog become man's best friend? Dogs come in such a variety of shapes, sizes, and breeds, that it is hard to believe that they all have a common ancestor-the wolf! Hudson Talbott takes readers on a fascinating journey through history to see how wolves' relationships with humans sparked their development into the dogs we know and love today.
Striking paintings, from an adorable wolf pup to a wide range of modern-day dog breeds, illustrate this insightful story of teamwork and friendship. Through the eyes of a prehistoric boy and a lone wolf pup, we see how the bond between our ancestors and these wild animals may have developed. Starting as enemies competing for food, the wolf and the boy realize that they'll eat better and be safer if they team up. Over time, others catch on, and as many of the wolves become more domesticated, the humans breed them for skills like hunting, herding, pulling, and rescuing. And today, there are more breeds of dog than of any other animal, all thanks to this relationship that started so long ago.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and Talbott will be there from noon-3 pm to sign copies. Heather Ridge will have a farm tour at 11 am that day "introducing guests to the farm animals, which includes cattle, pigs, sheep with lambs, goats with kids, chickens, geese, donkeys, llamas, alpacas and a couple of farm dogs." And the farm's cafe will be offering lunch.

Heather Ridge Farm is just over the southwest border of Albany County in Schoharie County.

Supper club: Heather Ridge's popular supper club has another dinner lined up for this Saturday, May 14.

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