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Author Borland, Hal, 1900-1978, author.

Title The Dog Who Came to Stay [electronic resource] : A Memoir / Hal Borland.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
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Summary The memoir of a transformational friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy winter day. In the midst of a blizzard, late one Christmas night in the 1950s, author Hal Borland heard a howl at the back door of his home on a hundred-acre farm in the Housatonic Valley of northwest Connecticut. Resistant at first, he called around trying to find an owner whose dog had gone missing with no luck. Finally, with the encouragement of his wife and haunted by memories of his childhood collie, Borland brought some scraps of leftover steak outside. This was his introduction to Pat, a miserable, half-starved, but deeply trusting black-and-white foxhound mutt. Pat would soon become a member of the family, accompanying Borland on hunts and terrorizing the local woodchuck population and teaching him that sometimes our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with. A longtime journalist and a winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that will appeal to many sportsmen and to all people who have ever been closely attached to a dog (The New York Times Book Review).
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Subject Borland, Hal, 1900-1978.
Country life -- Connecticut.
Dogs -- Connecticut -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Borland, Hal, 1900-1978. Dog who came to stay. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott [c1961-62] (DLC)62019303
ISBN 9781453232354 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781453232354

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