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The Dog Who Came to Stay

A Memoir
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The memoir of a transformational friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy winter day.

In the midst of a blizzard, late one Christmas night in the 1950s, author Hal Borland heard a howl at the back door of his home on a hundred-acre farm in the Housatonic Valley of northwest Connecticut. Resistant at first, he called around trying to find an owner whose dog had gone missing - with no luck. Finally, with the encouragement of his wife and haunted by memories of his childhood collie, Borland brought some scraps of leftover steak outside. This was his introduction to Pat, a miserable, half-starved, but deeply trusting black-and-white foxhound mutt.

Pat would soon become a member of the family, accompanying Borland on hunts and terrorizing the local woodchuck population - and teaching him that sometimes our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with. A longtime journalist and a winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that "will appeal to many sportsmen and to all people who have ever been closely attached to a dog" (The New York Times Book Review).

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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Textbook Binding

Title: Dog Who Came to Stay
Author(s): Borland Hal
ISBN: 0-397-00210-6 / 978-0-397-00210-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lippincott
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: The Dog Who Came to Stay: A Memoir
Author(s): Hal Borland, Les Line
ISBN: 1-59228-065-X / 978-1-59228-065-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Dog Who Came to Stay: A Memoir
Author(s): Hal Borland
Publisher: Open Road Media
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