Most helpful positive review
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
One of my favorites!
on April 2, 2015
Mowat's book takes place on the prairies of his childhood and with the most notable dog of his childhood. Having grown up as an upland game bird hunter, and having possessed some of the quirkiest dogs in the county; when I saw the title of this book back in 1984, I ordered it for Starbuck Elementary, my little K-8 school district in Columbia County of eastern Washington State. After reading it, I purchased a copy for my son, Trevor; years later I then purchased a copy for my grandson, Trenton.
Mutt, the title namesake, was incredible and, consequently for most people, this appears to be a fiction. But it's not! Personally, having never had such a dog, but having had several dogs over the years with various Mutt-traits, I believe every word of this tale. This is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it!
For Taffy, Pepsi, Clyde, Dandy, Sunny, Britt, Chez, Daisy, Butte, Cocoa, June, Buddy, and Rebbie - this review is for all of you; the effective, the gun-shy, the hard charging, the hard mouth, the jack rabbit chasing, the staunch pointing, the long retrieving, the tree-top pointing, the river current angle retrieving -each and every one - cocker spaniel, English pointer, crossbreed, Britanny, and English setter; their personalities and quirks made it all worthwhile! The Dog Who Wouldn't Be