Wesley

Wesley

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien met a four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga.

Author: Stacey O'Brien

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd

ISBN: 1849010587

Category: Barn owl

Page: 230

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On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien met a four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild.
Categories: Barn owl

Wesley the Owl

Wesley the Owl

Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together.

Author: Stacey O'Brien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416579818

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together. With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien studied Wesley's strange habits intensively and first-hand -- and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl's lifetime). As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, macho adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. Stacey and Wesley's bond deepened as she discovered Wesley's individual personality, subtle emotions, and playful nature that could also turn fiercely loyal and protective -- though she could have done without Wesley's driving away her would-be human suitors! O'Brien also brings us inside the prestigious research community, a kind of scientific Hogwarts where resident owls sometimes flew freely from office to office and eccentric, brilliant scientists were extraordinarily committed to studying and helping animals; all of them were changed by the animal they loved. As O'Brien gets close to Wesley, she makes important discoveries about owl behavior, intelligence, and communication, coining the term "The Way of the Owl" to describe his inclinations: he did not tolerate lies, held her to her promises, and provided unconditional love, though he was not beyond an occasional sulk. When O'Brien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal. Enhanced by wonderful photos, Wesley the Owl is a thoroughly engaging, heartwarming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere.
Categories: Nature

Wesley Owl

Wesley Owl

Author: Lewis London

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449061227

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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Categories: Fiction

Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together.

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On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together. With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien studied Wesley's strange habits intensively and first-hand -- and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl's lifetime). As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, macho adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. Stacey and Wesley's bond deepened as she discovered Wesley's individual personality, subtle emotions, and playful nature that could also turn fiercely loyal and protective -- though she could have done without Wesley's driving away her would-be human suitors!
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Wise Owl

Wise Owl

Owls in Literature Authors of all kinds , be they poets , novelists , or playwrights , enjoy writing about the owl . ... and Good - Night , Owl ! by Pat Hutchins ) , a recent nonfiction account ( Wesley the Owl : The Remarkable Love ...

Author: Ross Berger

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402766424

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

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In some cultures, the owl is heralded as a symbol of strength, prosperity, and knowledge. Learn all about these captivating birds in the Wise Owl: The Ancient Symbol of Wisdom. Inside, you'll discover mythology and folklore about these intelligent creatures and get a look at how they're represented in the media and pop culture. This kit also includes a 2 3/4 inch resin owl and tons of fun facts like this: The only way an owl can view its surroundings is by turning its head. So make the wise decision and take home the Wise Owl.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Wandering in Darkness

Wandering in Darkness

... of her life with Wesley, the owl she loved so deeply. As she describes herself in the period when she first began caring for this owl, she was an ordinary, secular, scientifically inclined young woman, working in a university lab.

Author: Eleonore Stump

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199277421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 668

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Virtually no one would deny the extent and intensity of suffering in the world. Can one also consistently hold that there is an omniscient, omnipotent, perfectly good God? This book argues that the difficult questions raised by the problem of suffering can be considered best in the context of biblical narratives.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries

O'Brien, Stacey Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl. Free Press, 2009, 2008. 23 5pp. ill. 978 141655 1775. Also available in large print, audiobook, and e-audiobook. 598.97 Stacey O'Brien was a young ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Recovering the Self

Recovering the Self

Stacey O'Brien tells the story of Wesley the Owl in a clear and passionate voice that rings with the joy, hair- tearing, and tears of living closely with another creature, a wild one at that. An adorable owlet, injured and unfit to ...

Author: Andrew D. Gibson

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781615990740

Category: Self-Help

Page: 104

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. III, No. 1) January 2011 "Recovering The Self" is a quarterly journal which exploresthe themes of recovery and healing through the lenses ofpoetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, mediareviews and psychoeducation. Contributors to RTS Journal comefrom around the globe to deliver unique perspectives youwon't find anywhere else! The theme of Volume III, Number 1 is "New Beginnings." Inside, we explore this and several other areas ofconcern including: DietHealth & Chronic IllnessFitnessParentingDisaster RecoveryChild Abuse SurvivorsRelationshipsSubstance Abuse RecoveryGrievingIncarcerationJournaling ...and much more! This issue's contributors include: Barbara Sinor, Chandru Bhojwani, David Roberts, Sam Vaknin, Niall McLaren, Allison Ballard, Claire Luna-Pinsker, Holli Kenley, Kat Fasano-Nicotera, Bronnie Ware, Jim Kelly, Andrew D. Gibson, Larry Hayes, George W. Doherty, Bonnie Spence, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Michaela Sefler, RD Armstrong, Devon Tomasulo, Patricia Wellingham-Jones, Sue Sheff, Gail Straub Daniel Tomasulo, and Diane Wing. "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, "Recovering the Self, " for professionals who are in the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed." --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com Periodicals: Literary - Journal Self-Help: Personal Growth - Happiness
Categories: Self-Help

San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl (Free Press, $23) is the story of their life together, and in many ways, it's a proud parent's story. O'Brien shares much of what she learned about owls in the years she ...

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Page: 216

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San Diego Magazine gives readers the insider information they need to experience San Diego-from the best places to dine and travel to the politics and people that shape the region. This is the magazine for San Diegans with a need to know.
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Wesley s Adventures Mystery Stories

Wesley s Adventures  Mystery Stories

Wesley stopped and looked up. Mrs. Owl stared down at him, unblinking, from a low branch. “What would you do with that deer if you caught her, Wesley? She's too big for “I don't know,” replied Wesley. “I guess I never thought about that ...

Author: Dale Walsh

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781640035089

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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Everyone loves a mystery, even Wesley. Three mystery adventures are presented here. They all make for great fun. In the first mystery story, "Wesley Meets a Mysterious Stranger," an encounter that turns out poorly for Wesley. Who is that mysterious stranger? The second story, "Wesley and the Mystery Egg Affair," begins when trouble befalls a couple of Wesley's bird friends. An egg is missing replaced by a different egg. Wesley is the sleuth in this adventure, seeking to learn who stole the missing egg and why. There's more to this case than meets the eye. In the "Wesley and the Night Visitor" mystery adventure, a crime is committed late at night. Food is missing from Wesley's dish. Who is this nighttime thief? Wesley, joined by a couple friends, sets out to uncover clues the thief unintentionally leaves behind. Eventually, these clues point to an astonishing solution.
Categories: Fiction