Dog Man – Martha Sherrill

To all dog lovers. Thank you for giving me the chance to know this book.

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dogmanIf you love dogs as much as me then you may be interested in this book. It spans the life of Morie Sawataishi, who almost single handedly kept the Akita dog breed alive during WWII when they were often being killed for their fur or eaten due to starvation. In a time of hardship in the cold Japanese mountains he did what others called him crazy for and brought home an Akita puppy he could not afford. From this one dog, grew a generation of raising and showing Akitas.

I always worry a little when I pick up stories that are supposed to be about a single topic like dogs, that I will be incredibly bored. But Sherill surprised me in that she wove a story that captures the heart of the mountain and the heart of a man. I learned so much about Japanese culture during WWII and after…

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