Trained Animals

Nearly every animal acquainted with Noah has been "trained" for performance. Some can do human-like tricks and seem our superior in athleticism and grit. Others-- mostly those with large teeth and claws-- are trained simply not to maul or eat us. Each animal trained with kindness and patience rewards us with her prowess, grace and panache. (the image here is from The Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1895.)