Dogs have shared our homes for as long as we can remember, and, in return, have guarded us, helped us hunt, and herded our livestock. They have generally been our friends as well; that is what most of them are today. Canine friends give us uncritical affection, free of the ambivalence that plagues human relationships. Dogs figure prominently in literature, starting with Homer's Argus, the hound who remembered Odyssues after twenty years. Victorian novels are full of vivid canine characters. qMs. Rogers is impressively thorough...best of all, the author knows and respects dogs.q Steve Goode, Washington TimesThe next heir to the title bought a bloodhound-mastiff cross from a London dog dealer, starved it to make it vicious, ... The Hounds of Hell: Weird Tales About Dogs reveals the difficulty of turning a dog into a really horrifying figure. ... canine ghosts that fulfill the traditional duty of avenging their murdered masters and do not horrify because they are executing justice. ... A young man feels sorry for his neighbor Roslyna#39;s dog because she stays alone all day in a small chicken-wire pen.
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