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  Memories of a Dog Lover
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, January 27, 2007
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“As I was reading about Monty (your psychic kitten),


I remembered an author named Albert Payson Terhune,


Whose stories about wildly exceptional collies entertained my younger years,


(especially the psychic stories where the animal tracked and found its owner,


and his stories about "ghost" dogs).”


 


Ted Glines, AD Member


 


 


Funny how a comment on one of my stories


Sparked many childhood memories of my own


I hadn’t thought about this writer in many years


And now I find myself about him – writing this poem


 


Albert Payson Terhune


Was born in New Jersey back in 1872


He was an American author and journalist


And his love for dogs especially Collies was true


 


Many of his epic dog stories were published in magazines


Such as The Ladies Home Journal, AKC Gazette, and Redbook


If you are a fellow kindred dog lover and have never read this author


You might want to think about it and at his work perhaps take a look


 


The first of his numerous books about canines was Lad: A Dog


Which contained about a dozen stories about his beloved Collie


And Ted’s comment even made me remember I saw the movie


Lad: A Dog - way back in 1962 - which truly filled me with glee


 


Even more remarkable in my now re-vitalized memories of Terhune


Is a comment made by good old Charlie Brown in an early Peanuts strip


Charlie Brown laments that the only stories Snoopy likes are by Terhune


Thanks very much to AD Author Ted Glines for my delightful Memory Trip


 


 


Plot Description of the 1962 Movie:  Lad: A Dog


 


This sentimental film is based on the true adventures of author Albert Payson Terhune's collie, as immortalized in Terhune's early 1920's novel.   Lad comes to the rescue again and again, implying in more than one instance that dogs can be smarter than at least a few people.


 


The canine saves his little mistress Angela (a nine-year-old Angela Cartwright just before her role in TV's Lost in Space) from a poisonous snake bite and is mistakenly ill-treated as a consequence, his actions help cure her need for a wheelchair, and furthermore, the dog prevents a local troublemaker from torching the family's barn. (A young Carroll O’Connor of redneck Archie Bunker TV fame, plays her crotchety neighbor.)


 


Thanks Very Much, Ted,


For Letting This Old Dog’s Memory Out


 


Who Let the Dogs Out?


Ted Did!


 


 

 


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/6/2007
well done
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 2/1/2007
This is wonderful. My sister lost one of her black labs not long ago. I'll have to forward this to her.

Chrissy
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 1/28/2007
A wonderful tribute,i once had a collie and this makes me think back.
Thanks for sharing,Music's very upbeat,thanks..
Michael
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/28/2007
Ed, you always have the finest stories to tell. Enjoyed reading this; you animal lover!Thanks for sharing. P.S simply love the music. Holly
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/27/2007
A great tribute To a fellow writer Ed
Thanksfor sharing
Peace

William
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/27/2007
As soon as I scrolled onto the picture I knew who he was. I read all of his books through a mist of tears when I was a child. Of course, the movie Lassie Come Home, ripped my heart out and then the TV show Lassie always amazed me as well. My grandparents always had collies and they were named after the dogs in Terhune's books. It is bittersweet to think of those stories again.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by J M 1/27/2007
Wonderul tribute and information no wonder you are such a creature lover of the innocent best. Beautiful ED!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 1/27/2007
Down memory lane...continue to lead the trail.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/27/2007
Inspiring, Ed... Could Lad teach Willow a few rescue tricks, d'ya think?? She nearly drowned me instead when I was wrestling that pigeon out of her mouth in the sea a couple days' ago... !! :))
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 1/27/2007
Does this remind me of Lassie and Rin-tin-tin and perhaps others I've forgotten. Dogs can weave great stories. Victor
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/27/2007
So did I...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/27/2007
Thanks for sharing Dear Eddie!!

I could see the joy on your face reading this!!

Love T9inky
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 1/27/2007
I look forward to reading Terhune...thank you for the teaser, boys!
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 1/27/2007
Ed, I loved every line in this! It was interesting and kept me reading to the end. I love dogs and my little Jack Russel Terrier sits by me everyday & night while I enjoy writing on the computer. Sometimes just a lick from him grants me time to rest and take a breather. Dogs are intelligent and I love mine like he is a baby.
This is a good write.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/27/2007
Great write, my friend, very well done! BRAVO!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 1/27/2007
Giggle. Terhune let 'em out, and folks like us just make sure they stay free, and rescue them when we can. More than anything else, I think Terhune gave us an earlier glimpse at the persons under those furry coats, and he gave me many fine reading hours when I was a boy. This is a superb tribute to Albert Payson Terhune. Thank you, Ed!

Ted
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/27/2007
Ed,

A beautiful tribute, indeed. Now if more of us would learn from his example..........well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by CJ Heck 1/27/2007
Excellent article, Ed. I had never heard of him before. He sounds very interesting and I intend to do some searching online for more information. Thank you!
Love,
CJ
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/27/2007
Though dogs commit no sins and may not have a soul, their spirit will be found in heaven for all the love they give to us on earth which God intended at their creation and for those who care for them.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/27/2007
Very interesting and informative. Thank you, Ed!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/27/2007
Aw, great tribute my friend...very nicely done...beautiful picture really help to set the mood of the poem...I don't think that I have read Terhune's work, but anxious to look it up and read it, you've peaked my curiosity, always looking to discover new authors to read. Again, nice tribute!
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling

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My Dog Is My Hero

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