Travelling miles on rough roads, Hugh never knew if he would be performing surgery on dirty sacks, besieged by every species of Kenyan insect, by the light of a failing car-headlamp, helping cattle bitten by snakes, or helping with cats with sunburnt ears...!
But vibrant and eclectic character who frequent Hugh's Nukuru practice, the sheer vitality of the Kenyan scene and the rewarding nature of the grinding task in hand, keep this British vet answering that persistent phone, day and night, and heading off into the unknown.
'Excellently written and in turns laugh-aloud funny and deeply moving.' -- Farmer's Guardian
'As you read this book you'll smile, wince, be absorbed and wonder at Hugh s ability to remain calm when all around is chaos. This is a good read and will certainly brighten up a winter s evening.' -- NFU Countryside Magazine