CHAPTER SixChucking the BinkyEnding Dependency on Comfort Items

IT WAS SATURDAY and Amy had to work, so she and Matt decided that he would bring Josh for a visit to SeaWorld. Josh’s eyes became as big as saucers when he encountered, up close, the huge black-and-white forms of the whales during their performance. After enjoying the show, Matt and Josh joined Amy backstage. Most of the staff had met Amy’s husband and child before, and they made a fuss over how much Josh had grown.

Amy asked Kim Lee if Matt and Josh could watch as she and her coach worked with Taat and her baby, Kagan, who was being trained toward weaning. When Amy fed Taat, the mother whale took some of the fish and gave it to her youngster. Kagan pushed the fish around, tasting ...

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