We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear: Intimations of their Immortality

We Give Our Hearts to Dogs to Tear: Intimations of their Immortality

by Alston Chase (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412854023
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 07/30/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alston Chase has written widely on natural history, the environment, and animal welfare. He is the author of Playing God in Yellowstone, In a Dark Wood, and Harvard and the Unabomber.

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Prologue: A Ghost Story     1
The Misunderstanding     7
The Summer of 1972     13
The Earth Life     27
Phineas     33
The Dogs of Devon     39
Growing up Small     51
The Soul of a Dog     59
Hamilton Farm     65
Special Dogs     77
Living at the Edge     83
Show Dogs     89
Leaving Millegan     99
Paradise     105
America Discovers Jack Russells     115
Searching for "Genetic Immortality"     123
Ifrit's Spirit     129
Ifrit Passes     135
Daisy and Bungee     139
Ranching the View     147
The Stealth and "A" Teams     153
Bungee's Summer     161
Bungee's Winter     173
Cricket     179
A Sporting Dog     193
Ghosts     199
Eternity     205
Millegan Return     211
Epilogue: The Future of Dogs     219
Image Information and Credits     237

What People are Saying About This

Sy Montgomery

"Like the Jack Russell terriers who animate its pages, this book will steal your heart, tear it up--and somehow manage to mend it, too."--(Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig)

Patrick Burns

"Alston Chase comes to Montana looking for a new pair of glasses, and is as surprised as anyone when they appear in the form of a series of small terriers which serve as a window into the land and the forces that have made it. We Give our Hearts to Dogs to Tear is more than a memoir about small dogs in Big Sky country, however; it is a book about an adventurous life, an intrepid wife, and the passing of the baton from a generation to another. What lasts? Chase' surprising answer is a simple one: Nothing loved is ever lost."--(Patrick Burns, author of American Working Terriers)

Ailsa Crawford

"We Give our Hearts to Dogs to Tear is a fantastic piece of work. I could not put it down. I pray and hope that many will read this wonderful book to understand better the true character of our terriers, and what is happening to our environment."--(Ailsa Crawford, Founder and President Emeritus, the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America)

Richard S. Wheeler

"This may well be the most beautiful and richest book abut dogs ever penned."--(Richard S. Wheeler, Winner, Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature)

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