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10 thoughts on “James Herriot’s Dog Stories

  1. Leila Leila says:

    Loved these stories


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    This is the first somewhat extracurricular book I have read in a long time It is however also the most touching book I have a dog so I can easily connect with Herriot's passion for the animal While the book is a bit thick every minute of reading it is enjoyable As a writer Herriot showed me that sometimes it is not so important playing on the emotions of your readers as it is to simply tell your story The collection of stories in Herriot's book does the job of getting the reader emotionally involved Through not going out of his way Herriot makes the text less contrived and relatable A truly fantastic book about a fascinating animal


  3. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    1 Magnus the difficult2 Mrs Donovan’s beautiful Golden Retriever Roy    “It’s those wonderful condition powders”3 4 Skipper Jingo IIimage error


  4. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    While these stories can mostly be found in other Herriot worksthey are wonderful I love the James Herriot James Wight books and hold them in a special place in my heart I can't recommend them highly enough nor say how much joy they gave me upon first reading them and that they are still capable of givingWhile I love the first 2 in the semi biographic group the most and rated them 5 stars his other works are just as worth reading The only reason I settled on 4 stars here is that if I love the other 2 the most and want to give some degree of edge to them this is the only way Still I heartily recommend the works of James Herriot


  5. Andre Andre says:

    I had read most of these stories as a teenager and young man in his famous four volume series All Creatures Great and Small but they had become dim memories so reading and rediscovering them was a joy It was almost like a zen exercise to sit in the uiet with a cuppa dog at my feet and read a story or two before bed or early in the morning They are for me truly “fine whiskey” stories—best read slowly and savoredThey are also such a metaphor for what our modern era with all its conveniences and uick cures has lost in the name of faster better and cheaper Mr Herriot treated each of his patients—be they canine or otherwise—as individuals rather than units on a conveyer belt I’m sure there was no two hour wait in his surgery nor surly receptionists to dehumanizeer de animal ize?his patients before visits “Medical Care” is now a contradiction in wordsI also envy his environment one long gone I’m sure the Yorkshire Downs If I’d not worked on a farm in my youth I would have no idea what the luxury of parking the car and taking a short walk about the “fells” breathing in the green and soaking in the uiet might be like I can’t but wonder if the harried and frustrated 21st century might not benefit from a chance to take a walk along a country road climb a hill or wander through an orchard once or twice a day without the busy roar of cars demands of the clock or a city horizon to distractAll in all a wonderful gentle read


  6. Chana Chana says:

    The best I have read all of these stories but a re read was a delight I hadn't read these since I was in my teens I was kind of surprised to see depth in the stories reading James Herriot as a man not just as a vet reading about the vet and not just the animals I was pretty focused on animals when I was younger and I think I missed a lot about the author himself This time I enjoyed the stories even To feel happy to laugh to cry to feel all the joy and absurdity of life read James Herriot


  7. Tiffany PSquared Tiffany PSquared says:

    I received this book as a gift years ago because my family knows how much I love dogs They were encouraging my childhood fantasy of becoming a veterinarianAlthough that never actually panned out I gained so much respect for James Herriot and an even greater love for dogs due in large part to this book


  8. Katy Katy says:

    4 12 stars from me I love Herriot and his stories Heartwarming


  9. Esthy Esthy says:

    One of a very few books that stays in a dog eared pun intended pile on my nightstand to be returned to the way I know some do the bible dog spelled backwards doncha know? Dogs have been part of my life in a deep way Literally in sickness and in health their love simple enduring and longer lasting than many a friendship They have been reason to get out of bed and keep moving when sometimes I would have rather not As Byron said of his beloved Boatswain dogs possess all the virtues of Man without his Vices Well this is meant to be an ode to Herriot's Dog Stories not just dogs per se but I do believe part of loving this book is being uite particular to canine company Herriot's stories shed light on both human and animal nature as well as the precious relationship that exists between The character sketches of the various owners and their humans are delightful The microcosm provided by the little Yorkshire village where Dr Herriot has his practice is both comforting and an interesting bastion of sociological observations My favorite story is the one of Mrs Donovan who in the throws of grief after the death of a beloved dog spontaneously swoops in to save a badly neglected golden retriever from being euthanized It is a story of cruelty and neglect redeemed by an unlikely heroin On my darker days I try to remember the Mrs Donovans of this world and I am grateful to James Herriot for documenting the existence of such extraordinarily ordinary and beautiful characters human and canine


  10. Jackie Jackie says:

    I love every anecdote that James Herriot ever had published and since dogs are my favourite animals this is one of my all time favourite booksJames Herriot nobly devoted his life to relieving animals from pain and he and his fellow vets adopted so many strays that visitors to their house were greeted each time by a gloriously happy stampede of poochesHis sense of humour was exuisite as was his perception of people and animals Stories about his courtship were particularly hilarious and this wonderful author inspired me as a young woman to become a writer


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James Herriot’s Dog Stories [EPUB] ✿ James Herriot’s Dog Stories ❄ James Herriot – Thomashillier.co.uk James Herriot is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time The warm and joyful memoirs of his life as a country vet in Yorkshire have endeared him to countless readers around the world and man James Herriot is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time The warm and joyful memoirs of his life as a country vet in Yorkshire have endeared him to countless readers around the world and many of his most memorable tales featured man's best friendHere are the complete dog stories from his much beloved memoirs a handsome collection of tales available for the first time in trade paperback that will warm the hearts of dog lovers around the world Featuring a special introduction by the James Herriot’s Kindle - author and his own accompanying notes to each specially illustrated story this tribute from man to dog is a volume no Herriot fan will want to be without.