"It seems to me, however, that legend and lore are more likely than early breeders and fanciers to have given the bloodhound it's name. In any case, it has always had a fearsome sound to the ignorant ear, and one of the gentlest of all species, probably, indeed, the gentlest, has been more maligned through the centuries than any other great Englishman with the exception of King Richard the Third. quote: James Thurber, from 'Thurber's Dogs' (1955)
A Good Book and a Good Rain! The one thing about moving to the Middle East which I love and hate is the lack of rain! There's nothing better than curling up with a massive cup of tea, a fantastic book and for it to be lashing rain outside!
The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals. -- James Thurber (from 'The Fireside Book of Dog Stories')