Squirt the Otter
by Tracy L. Mikowski
The true story of an orphaned otter who finds friendship & happiness
When a baby otter was found in a farmer’s field, Tracy the zookeeper was called to the rescue. She and her Welsh Corgi Muffin befriended Squirt. They opened their home to her and gave her all the love she needed to grow into a strong healthy otter, but not without their fair share of adventure and adversity along the way!
This is a heartfelt story of love, compassion, and friendship. Tracy, Squirt, and Muffin help us reconnect to the natural world and show us how the bond between humans and creatures can flourish, especially when we open our hearts.
A true tale of how friendship saved a courageous little otter
Squirt and Muffin show us that friendship comes in all forms. This true story demonstrates that friendship and love are the common threads that keep our hearts open and our hopes alive. Squirt, Muffin, and Tracy are unforgettable.
Special thanks to
Talking Crow Publishing
dedicated to Muffin and all the amazing animals of Clinch Park Zoo
“The tiny otter curled up in a ball and was nearly asleep when she felt a puff of warm air on her face.
Slowly, she opened one eye. A big black face with a long nose and whiskers was watching her, just inches away.
Squirt didn’t move a muscle, and very slowly the face came nearer. A wet nose nudged her and Squirt cautiously looked up.”
Squirt’s endearing story teaches children about love, trust, and the right time to let go. Tracy, Muffin, and Squirt show us the joy that comes from the companionship of others—both for animals and the people who love and care for them.”
— Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, authors of The New York Times
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