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Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    A great book for any dog lover!

    If you like bird hunting or dogs you are going to love this book. It¿s about Rick Bass¿s love for dogs, especially his first dog named Colter. In this book he experiences tough times and happy times. Colter is a great bird hunter and Rick loves him very much, until something happens that changes him forever. ¿Sitting there under the cedar tree, stunned and crying, and in the weeks that followed, and still today, I had ask the question Why?¿ Rick wanted a bird hunter Colter was sent away for bird hunting training when he was a puppy to the best bird hunting trainer in the world, Jarrett Thompson. When Colter was gone, Rick missed him so much he questioned whether or not he made the right decision of sending Colter away. When Colter came home, Rick realized he had a real talent. Colter was a great bird hunter, but Rick was not such a good shooter. He didn¿t feel worthy of Colter¿s hunting ability. Although he didn¿t behave very well when Rick tried to prove Colter¿s skills to a few veteran hunters, he failed. Colter was a little unstable sometimes he was wild and playful, and sometimes he wanted to hunt, get birds, and do a good job at it. The main point in this book that the author is trying to express is his love for animals, especially Colter. He loved dogs so much he even rescued two from an old abandoned house and raised them. I like the way the author describes the scenery in the woods because it makes you feel like you are in the book, hunting with them. He did lose some of his dogs in this book, and the way he describes his losses is very heartbreaking. Event after event, makes it hard to put down the book. in this book, Rick realizes that its not how many birds you shoot, or the miles you walk it¿s about the times you have and the love for your dog. I would recommend this book to any dog lover.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Okay...

    I gave this book a three because it was written about thing I don't like. Sure, I love a good heartfelt book about a pet dog, but in this one the author was, like, obsessed with hunting. Was not the best book I have read.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    A book for people who 'get' dogs, NOT for the Marley and Me crowd

    A deeply layered and robust romp of a book. Bass writes with love and power informed by the experience of raising a joyous dog of the field. There are once-in-a-lifetime dogs and Bass' gift to us is sharing his. Writing to gratify word lovers, insight to satisfy dog lovers. What unfolds in the field is about hunting and so much more. Bass' pure prose and pure love is an honor to experience. The cover photograph is riveting on first look; after you've read Colter's story, it is piercing. A tribute to a great dog and an inspiration to sensitive dog people everywhere. Read the ending when you're unrushed and uninterrupted.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    My Colter review

    I too have purchased a pup from the Old South Pointer Farm in Rosanky, TX. She's a 3 yr old english pointer named Dixie. I really enjoyed the first chapter of the book. Everything he says leading up to the Pointer farm is accurate and I could relate to how he felt driving down that red dirt road to see the pups. Again, I really enjoyed the first chapter and I hope to get my self a copy of the book some time soon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2000

    WONDERFUL!

    This book would be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates the man to animal bond. The love that Rick Bass and Colter share for nature and hunting was a breath a fresh air. I did'nt want this book to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2003

    Dog lover/Bird hunter. LOVE SPRINGERS!

    Bird hunters every where should read this book.Its a great example of why you should use a training collar! Colter was a super dog and deserved a better fate.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Mist Clan Sleeping Area

    ~FireFlower

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2010

    I would like a pooch just like Colter

    This is a great story of a most loveable pooch. Just wish it had pictures of him in it.

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