- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: Grierson Press (July 24, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444645633
- ISBN-13: 978-1444645637
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 106 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,405,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lad - A Dog Paperback – July 24, 2009
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CO-AUTHORED - IT HAS BEEN EDITED TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT, - WHICH IS NOT THE ERA IT WAS CREATED IN - THIS IS THE REAL THING & ALL AGES LOVE IT. ML
they don't, taken as part of the sentence or paragraph may still be likely to get the close idea from it. And also the era this takes place in would not be the society/times we live in now but a window into the past of how people lived, talked, acted which is always interesting. I'm not sure if this book has been edited over the years as I remember it being thicker, more pages, but still a very good read for anybody! A classic.
Along with an appreciation for his writing talent, I've come to see other things that I missed as a kid. He writes lovingly about his collies, but comes across as elitist about other dogs. He endows his collies with a soul, but dismisses all other dogs as little more than worthless and stupid curs.
I've owned collies. I got them no doubt in large part because of all those Terhune books I'd read. I loved them. I've also owned other breeds, including no-breeds, acquired from shelters. Those dogs were, and are, every bit as intelligent and soulful as my collies.
Re-reading Terhune, I'm a little disillusioned by this new awareness of the author's disdain for most of the dog world. It's a little like going back to the town where one grew up and finding that it wasn't such a great place after all.