A cocky, young English Pointer destined for greatness in the world of quail hunting has little tolerance or interest in others—whether human or his own dog companions. But on his way to stardom in the world of game dogs, the talented bird dog suffers a cruel setback at the hands of heartless dog thieves. The little pointer learns to care about more than himself as he tries to make sense of a new world where he is no longer in control of his fate.
Can he find his way back to the familiar world of quail hunting, caring owners, and trusty companions? Or will he wander in life, never fulfilling his destiny as a champion sports dog?
‘Pat Becker scores again with her unique insight into the feelings and emotions of dogs fighting to survive in a world controlled by people...’
— Darl DeVault, Executive Editor, Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine
Pat Becker of Edmond, Oklahoma, has a career that has spanned movies, television and radio. She produced and narrated the award-winning series “The World of Dogs” for the Public Broadcasting Service. The Saga of Buddy Payless follows her three previous works: I Love Being Me, Bodacious Bo: The Pound Prince, and The Search for Paradise.
Dog ownership and its responsibility have been an ongoing project and passion for the active owner of a variety of dogs. Currently, Pat produces and hosts the lively television show “Dog Talk” on Saturday mornings on KAUT Channel 43 in Oklahoma City.
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About the Author
Dog ownership and its responsibility have been an ongoing project and passion for the active owner of a variety of dogs. Currently, Pat produces and hosts the lively television show "Dog Talk" on Saturday mornings on KAUT Channel 43 in Oklahoma City.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Old Memories 1
Chapter 2: A Prized Pup 6
Chapter 3: Lessons for Buddy 14
Chapter 4: A 'Keeper' Bird Dog 24 Chapter 5: A Hunt to Remember 34 Chapter 6: Buddy to the Rescue 41
Chapter 7: Trouble for Buddy 48
Chapter 8: A Hard New World 62
Chapter 9: A New Family, A New Life 70