Sounds like Earl Davis liked you and was a bit of a mentor. He was not a bit of an mentor, he was the mentor for my life. He knew how to push me beyond what I thought I could do, and he knew I could make it. And in fact, I found myself getting new jobs, new appointments to various jobs, like curator of birds, curator of mammals, zoo concession operator, buying and selling souvenirs and working in more visitor oriented things than zoo oriented, you might say. But I also found that I never lost one of those titles. So it wasn’t long before I was so entranced in the zoo that it just was commonplace for me to do whatever Earl said I needed to do that day.