Great books about dogs
JACK London was a wonderful action and adventure storyteller who lived about 100 years ago. His novels, Jerry Of The Islands and Michael, Brother Of Jerry are both about Irish Terriers.
Although the books are fictional, there are bloodlines recorded in the beginning of these books that hint these stories may be featuring real dogs – although possibly the events are not true.
Other brilliant canine reads by London include The Call Of The Wild and White Fang, which are tales of brutality and redemption, both in the doggy world and the human world. If you’re not a reader, these have also been made into films.
OK, the hound in The Hound Of The Baskervilles doesn’t actually appear very much, except to strike terror into Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ pal, but the book is a classic! Find a free copy at Gutenberg.org, or, if you’re not a reader, check out the audio book at http:// librivox.org/the-hound-of-thebaskervilles-by-arthur -conandoyle. There is also an excellent old radio show at https://archive.org/ details/TheHoundOfThe Baskervilles.
Finally, although Lad was written for kids and is a classic, these moral stories are probably more suitable for adults looking for perspective into the mindset of people living during World War I.
Lad is a hero who protects the weak, and the story is chockfull of ethics. I find it fascinating, although I don’t share many of the precepts.
Check it out at https://archive. org/details/ladadogal00terhrich