A Useful Dog

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University of Virginia Press, 2007 - Pets - 80 pages
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Alternately comical, melancholic, pragmatic, and poetic, Donald McCaig's collection AUseful Dog offers a delightful exploration of the simple yet rich relationship between dogs and humans. Having cast aside urban life in the 1970s in favor of working and living on a sheep farm in Virginia, McCaig has spent the past three decades raising working sheepdogs and writing about his experiences with them. A Useful Dog comprises a selection of short pieces--vintage McCaig--that reveal not only the ins and outs of sheepdog work and trials but also the joy and devotion that dogs bring to our daily lives. For any dog enthusiast, this little book will prove a telling reminder of why the dog became known as man's best friend.

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It's no wonder that Virginia-based sheepdog trainer and author McCaig (his novel Canaan also publishes in March) has been called the Mark Twain of dog writers. He understands that some things-in this ... Read full review

Contents

A Sheepdog in Winter
1
Passports
23
Uncle Harry
63
Copyright

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Donald McCaig, sheepdog trainer and writer, is the author of Nop's Trials, Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men (both about working border collies), Jacob's Ladder (a Civil War novel), and An American Homeplace (Virginia). He lives on a farm outside Williamsville, Virginia with sheepdogs Slick, Luke, June, Zip, Silk and sheep guard dogs Ruth and Boo.

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