Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Albert

Terhune and his colliesBorn today in 1872 in New Jersey, Albert Payson Terhune, a collie breeder and author of over 30 books, mostly about collies, beginning with Lad: A Dog. I remember well the one about the farmer who found a lost collie and, when he went to town to report a "bird dog" (all the dogs he knew with long hair were bird dogs) spotted the poster for a missing ""dark-sable-and-white collie"; he asked his local preacher what color "sable" was and was told "black". True - except in collies, where it's the familiar Lassie brown! (In fact, you can read it here at Project Gutenberg.

For hours of enjoyment, thanks!

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