What a wild book! Tippi Hedren is amazing woman and this book highlights an incredible time in her life when she raised a variety of big cats in both her own home(!) and her Soledad Canyon preserve that is now the Shambala Sanctuary. I cringed many times in reading how intensely fierce and life-threatening even the most loving big cats can be and I was entranced by the great photography that accompanies the book. I found this (signed by Tippi herself) copy in a garbage dump in Petaluma and I'm so glad I rescued it and got to read it. The next time I am in Encinatas, I am definitely going to visit the legacy of big cats that began with the stories in this book.