I often always listen to NPR when I’m in the car. And boy oh boy do I learn some interesting things. Take this story about Jim Sautner and his pet buffalo Bailey. I mean seriously, who in their right mind would even think of trying to turn a buffalo into an animal companion?

Canadian Jim Sautner would. He’s on his second round of domesticating a buffalo. And from the account in the story – you can read it here – it’s going quite well.

Maybe I was just in a tender mood, but the story put a lump in my throat.

If nothing else, it reinforced my belief in the power of the human-animal bond.

Take a peek at the video and see for yourself.