The loose associative flow gives a dog’s
eye view of human endeavors: exploring, bagging peak, hauling mail, making movies…
From Tschingel, who climbed Mont Blanc in 1875 and was made an honorary member (non-voting) of the Alpine Club, to the highly trained Parks Canada rescue dogs Ginger and Smokey, the careers of dogs in the mountains are lovingly reviewed …
This is a book for dipping into …
Book Review by Barbara Belyea editor of the Columbia Journals, David Thompson’s Travels in the Rocky Mountains.
The Things We Can Learn From A Dog
- Never pass up an opportunity to go for a joy ride.
- Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
- When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
- When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience.
- Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory.
- Run, romp and play daily.
- Never pretend to be something you’re not.
- If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
- When someone else is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
- Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
- Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
- Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
- Be loyal.
- On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
- When you’re happy, dance around and wag you entire body.
- No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout, run right back and make friends.
- Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
—Norman Bressack D.D.S.