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    A couple of books that might be of interest.

    Unleashed by Fiona Dalzell - Fiona is a vet and this is a collection of her stories of her adventures and encounters with clients two legged and four. Really funny and insightful.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unleashed-eb...=pd_sim_kinc_1

    Red Rock Disaster by me. Canoeing stories, but they do feature my dog Shiloh.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Rock-Dis...9887347&sr=1-1

    Both illustrated by me.

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    Not to belittle your literary genius but to open this out wider, what other books are people's favourites, with a dog theme or character. I don't mean training books but true or fictional stories involving dogs.
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    It is not possible to belittle my literary genius.

    How about Call Of The Wild, by Jack London?

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    "500 mile walkies" by mark Wallington, who got a dog called Boogie from a rescue kennel and walked with him round the SW peninsular. A very entertaining book

    He has another book "Boogie up the river", which might appeal to the refugees on here from SOTP, as sets off in a skiff to find the source of the Thames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    How about Call Of The Wild, by Jack London?
    Love it, and his "mirror image" story White Fang.

    I was recently given a film version of Call of the Wild (the one starring Rutger Hauer) and, much to my surprise, it follows the book fairly closely. Other film-makers have not been able to deal with the way the humans come and go, so they introduce a "star" who sticks around for the whole film, not what London intended.

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    Moobli by mike tomkies is one of my favourites. Mike is a naturalist living on the roadless side of a loch on the west coast of sScotland the book is about his relationship with his German shepherd while he monitors the wildlife of the area.
    beautifully written

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    I also love Moobli - and all Mike Tomkies books. I was lucky enough to meet the man himself a few years ago too.
    I also enjoyed Rangi by Ernest Dudley about the first mountain rescue dogs in Glencoe owned by Hamish McInnes.
    A Shepherds Watch and The Dogs of Windcutter Down by David Kennard about his working sheepdogs are both favourites of mine.
    Others I can highly recommend are Search Dog and Sam & Co both by Angela Locke and are both true stories about various Search & Rescue Dogs in the Lake District.
    Anything by Joyce Stranger - especially her non fiction books about her own dogs.

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    One book I enjoyed reading was 'My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian' by Brian Patrick O'Donoghue (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lead-Dog-Les...+was+a+lesbian). Here is the quote from the Amazon page:

    "The Iditarod may be the only race that awards a prize for last place. But then how many people can even complete a course that ranges across 1,000 miles of Alaska's ice fields, mountains, and canyons at temperatures that sometimes plunges to 100 degrees below zero? In conditions like these, anything can go wrong. For Brian Patrick O'Donoghue, nearly everything did.

    In My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian, this reporter and intrepid novice musher tells what happened when he entered the 1991 Iditarod, along with seventeen sled dogs with names like Harley, Screech, and Rainy, his sexually confused lead dog. O'Donoghue braved snowstorms and sickening wipeouts, endured the contempt of more experienced racers (one of whom was daft enough to use poodles), and rode herd of four-legged companions who would rather be fighting or having sex. It's all here, narrated with self-deprecating wit, in a true story of heroism, cussedness and astonishing dumb luck."

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    I liked Bad Dog a Love Story. A tale of an alchoholic taking control of his life by taking control of his dog.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Dog-Love...ywords=Bad+dog
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    I haven't read many dog stories, too busy reading the training books at the moment but I did like the Last Family In England, very funny and rather sad http://books.google.co.uk/books/abou...AJ&redir_esc=y

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