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Scott Riviere, North Carolina

Scott Riviere is an independent environmental services professional. A pioneer in bird conservation, he established a captive-breeding facility for endangered parrots. He loves sharing stories about how animals have taught him spiritual lessons and enriched his life with their unconditional love. Scott currently volunteers as the local director at the Asheville ECK Center in North Carolina.

A Corgi Returns to Love Again

A Corgi Returns to Love Again

By Scott Riviere, North Carolina

My partner, Robert, and I had a small Pembroke Welsh corgi named Duncan. About six months after Duncan passed, we decided to search for a reddish-brown-and-white corgi puppy. Duncan had been tricolor—red, black, and white. We didn’t want to replace him with another dog of the same coloring. That way, the new puppy would be able to make his own place in our hearts without always reminding us of our beloved Duncan.

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A Poodle’s Mothering

A Poodle’s Mothering

By Scott Riviere, North Carolina

Born two and half months prematurely, I stayed in an incubator the whole time I was in the hospital. Upon first coming home, I was isolated from the rest of my family in the third-floor nursery. I rarely cried or moved…

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A Hyacinth Macaw’s Wings of Love

A Hyacinth Macaw’s Wings of Love

By Scott Riviere, North Carolina
I used to travel to the Brazilian rain forest a couple of times each year to learn more about Hyacinth macaws—a rare, beautiful bird which is on the verge of extinction…

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