By Carolyn Press-McKenzie
This fascinating, hot, and touching memoir from inspirational animal whisperer Carolyn Press-McKenzie is written in a mode resembling a modern day James Herriot. Heart-warming, humorous, and relocating, this is often the inspirational tale of 1 woman's paintings with animals, first education them for film-work, after which constructing a sanctuary for deserted animals and rescuing them. Carolyn Press-McKenzie runs a firm referred to as HUHA "Helping You support Animals," in addition to animal sanctuaries, and she or he has plenty of hot, humorous, and unhappy tales to inform.
This memoir tells her tale, and is interwoven with heart-warming tales of animals she has rescued, educated, and enjoyed. She writes with a stunning mild humorousness and completely pitched comedian timing. It's a captivating mixture of one woman's force to stick to her ardour, in addition to nice animal tales either satisfied and sad—but which are finally happy-ever-after tales.
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Dad decided to take twelve months’ leave from his government job so he could devote all his time to her care. His mates would say ‘Let Noeline do it’ whenever he told them he had to go home to prepare dinner for his family, but Dad thought I was too young and should be allowed to have a proper childhood, even though the role of the carer was expected of a daughter in those days. I don’t know how my parents managed for money during her long convalescence. I imagine Dad’s union might have helped, as he was an active member, but I know what a proud man he was.
I was keen to get involved in other things. We found ourselves in the chorus for their next production, which was a musical revue. When opening night came around I was embarrassed to find I had to wear a scanty costume in one of the production numbers, although it was really no briefer than a two-piece swimsuit, which I wore happily and without shame every weekend. We played the revue for a few nights only at the cold local Town Hall. The next production was to be the musical comedy, No No Nanette.
At the end of twelve months of misery I was informed I would have to repeat the year. I didn’t think so. I left Fort Street and attended Stanmore Girls School for the next two years, where we learned, among other things, to touch type to music on ancient Olivettis with black plastic covers over the keys so we couldn’t cheat. On Saturday mornings I travelled to East Sydney Technical College to study painting. I was mad about art and liked to spend all my spare time at the beautiful Gallery of New South Wales, gazing at the pictures on the walls.