A Baby Calf is Born to the Rodeo—Can She Get Free? from author Tamira Thayne
Raffy Calfy’s Rescue
Animal Protector Series Vol. 3
by Tamira Thayne
Illustrated by C.A. Wulff
The calf plopped to the ground, looking as grumpy as she felt. She had energy to spare, but nowhere to run and no one to play with. She was trapped! Her mom let out an amused snort, and then licked her little snout clean.
Suddenly there was a commotion in the barn, and a loud braying sent her scurrying under her mother, cowering and shaking. “What’s that noise?” The sound grew louder. Raffy peered through a gap in the wooden fence and saw a huge brown beast, with shiny fur and black trimmings on his feet and face.
“It’s a horse, honey,” replied Momma. Here at the Lazy M Rodeo Company, stories were passed from pen to pen about how the horses helped the humans rope baby cows for “fun and entertainment”; but it sure wasn’t fun for the calves, or their mothers who lowed in frustration as their babies were pulled from their sides.
Over the next few days, Raffy Calfy, Momma Cow, and Serge the horse developed a friendship, even making up silly jokes and playing tricks on one another. Finally, the time came for Serge to tell Rhonda and Raffy all about the rodeo, and the dangers it held for cows and calves.
Was all hope lost? Would Raffy and Momma Cow ever make it to the meadow? Find out in Raffy Calfy’s Rescue, The Animal Protector Series Vol. 3. The book and the Animal Protector Series is perfect for ages 8 and up, and includes a vocab builder and lesson starter questions, too.
”An emotionally-gripping story that will leave you with tears of joy, but also an eerie sense of the reality for animals used in entertainment. So often we fall into the trap of only seeing the world through our own lens; this story gives us the opportunity to see the world of the rodeo from a different point of view. Through Raffy, Rhonda, and Serge’s tale, we discover that what may seem like entertainment to us is misery for the animals.”—Brece Clark, the Humane Cowboy
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-946044-55-6
About the Author
Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit organization seeking an end to dog chaining.
She is also the founder of Who Chains You Books, publishing titles for those who believe people—and animals—deserve to be free. She is the author of Raffy Calfy’s Rescue, Spittin’ Kitten’s Speed-Away, Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament, Happy Dog Coloring Book, Capitol in Chains, Foster Doggie Insanity, The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether, The Knights Chain, The Curse of Cur, editor of More Rescue Smiles, and co-editor of Unchain My Heart and Rescue Smiles.
Tamira lives by a river in the woods of northern Virginia, with her husband, daughter, one dog, six cats, and hundreds of outside birds and critters she adores from afar.
About the Illustrator
C. A. Wulff has been involved in pet rescue for over twenty-four years, volunteering with Ohio humane group Valley Save-a-Pet. An author, artist, and animal advocate, Wulff uses her art and writing to spread the joy of the human/canine bond. Her books, Born Without a Tail: the Making of an Animal Advocate and Circling the Waggins; How 5 Misfit Dogs Saved Me from Bewilderness, chronicle her personal journey of animal rescue. Her books How to Change the World in 30 Seconds and Finding Fido are guides for animal advocates and pet parents. You can follow her on her blog “Up on the Woof”, where she shares biscuits of dog-related info. Wulff currently resides in one of our nation’s National Forests with her lifemate and five dogs. She attributes her love of animals to having been raised by Wulffs.
Tamira Thayne is also the author of two other books in the Animal Protector Series: Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament, and Spittin’ Kitten’s Speed-Away. This series features the animals trying to free themselves, and with a little help from their friends (human AND animal) they find a place that brings them happiness. And we’ve got them all, published through us at Who Chains You Books. You can purchase them all in paperback, kindle, kindleunlimited, and audiobook, with all links on our book page at http://www.whochainsyou.com/books.html.
The series is wonderful for ages 7 and up, and includes full color illustrations throughout and vocab builders at the end, too.
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