His official name is Chicorees Hickory Doc, and he can trace his family tree back to a sapling in Germany. The oldest and wisest of five, he lives at The Lazy Dog Hacienda kennels on Shorthair Boulevard in Oklahoma. Folks just call him Doc.
In Hickory Docs Tales, Doc shares a host of humorous stories from his important role as a hunting dog, and he narrates what life is like at the kennel. He tells tales about his adventures and mishaps with porcupines and cactus and of relationships with humans, other animals, and his tight-knit family of dogs.
Geared toward elementary school readers, Hickory Docs Tales s helps youth transition to chapter books, and it encourages a host of creative writing opportunities and exercises.
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About the Author
Linda Harkey has been an enthusiastic hunting dog owner for more than thirty years. As a docent, she has been involved with the writing of curricula for children’s programs at local museums. Harkey is also the author of a children’s book, The Budding Staff. She lives with her husband and dogs on twenty acres in Catoosa, Oklahoma.