Deerhound

A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Dog Like No Other

Yes! That’s me !

This book by Author William MacKellar produced in 1964 is a joy. A Dog Like No Other. A gentle tale of a young lad who finds a bedraggled large hound, a Deerhound. The moving adventure begins. And woven into the childrens story are everything from sheep trials, highland gatherings, piping contests, the hidden sword of Bonnie Prince Charlie and a gruff laird (a bit like the boss when he’s no’ oot with the regiment).

Lochs and mountains, ruined castles, shinty, highland bus journeys, a sense of fairness and good are all here, creating a picture of 1960’s Scottish highland life. Or so my human companions have told me. I’m much to young to have experienced it, even in dog years.

If you wish a copy of this book and wouldn’t know where to start the hunt, the little ebay trader Gail and Zoo is a good place to start.

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