The Cowboy and the Elephant: The Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Malcolm MacPherson
In Southern Africa a baby elephant watched her family being brutally slaughtered. Terrified and in deep shock, Amy, as she was later to be known, was transported to America to be sold and there she met the man who changed her life forever. Bob Norris is the original 'Marlboro Man', appearing on billboards across America, but he is a cowboy first and foremost, running a ranch in Colorado. Having recently lost both his brothers, he felt an enormous empathy with this damaged creature and adopted her. He knew that he must train her and help her recover from her horrific ordeal so he talked to her, listened to her, watched and guided her and was soon rewarded for his patience. Amy became indispensable to Bob and the cowboys who worked for him but more than this she became a friend and a member of the family. This is her story.