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.
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.
By Scott Riviere, North CarolinaBorn 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...