"Completely humiliated and defeated:" that's how Leslie Badger describes reading aloud in her first grade classroom. It's the first time Hingham's Animal Control Officer shares publicly the story of her learning disablity and how a parakeet named Charlie changed the course of her life. "Animals don't judge," she says. It's a great conversation on her path to become an ACO (she was on course to work on the water!), the wacky wild stories of the animals of Hingham (do not mention spiders) and the terrifying call that threatened to end her career.