TAILS I LOSE: COPING WITH BIRD DOGS
Author: Joel M. Vance
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Sep 2000
Joel Vance, a former regional editor of Field & Stream, is known for the tremendous sense of humor he brings to his writing. In this book, he entertainingly describes the unique love & bonding the working dog & trainer develop - and the crazy demented lengths to which this bond will take them! 224 pgs.
Joel Vance, a widely published sports writer, is known for the tremendous sense of humor he brings to his writing. Tail I Lose: Coping With Bird Dogs entertainingly describes the unique love and bonding the working dog and trainer develop ?? and the crazy, demented lengths to which this bond will take them!
"Joel Vance's books and articles have always been entertaining and informative. He has written for just about every sporting magazine in existence and has been a fixture at many. This new book chronicles his life around bird dogs, mostly his Brittanys." ?Tony Dolle, TNN Outdoors
"About his latest book, Vance said, "The title popped into my head. Brittainies don't have tails and so much of the book is about things that have happened with the tailless Brits that Tails I Lose seemed to fit - a fitting play on words." ?Barbara Baird, Outdoor Guide
"When is the last time you read any haiku, much less haiku about bird dogs. You'll get it here with: I lie belly up-In the sunshine, happier than-You ever will be; and, Sleeping here, my chin-On your foot-no greater bill-well-Maybe chasing cats. Then there's another ten or so stories, pure magical stories about gun dogs and their masters, or more correctly, their handlers, as Vance continually points out that it is difficult to determine who masters who." ?Dan Donarski, Sault Evening News -Marie, MI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joel Vance is a former president of the Outdoor Writers Association, a former regional editor of Field & Stream, and author of numerous magazine articles. He is also the author of Bobs, Brush, and Brittanies: A Long Love Affair with Quail Hunting. He lives in Russellville, Missouri, near Jefferson City.