"When I decided to be a vet," reflects James Herriot, "I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs." First published in 1986, this classic heartwarming collection of Herriot's stories about dogs—from border collies and sheepdogs to the exploits of Tricki Woo, the unforgettable Pekingese—contains selections from throughout his career. In these 50 tales, the master veterinarian journeys through Yorkshire, displaying his characteristic humor, insight, and wisdom as he cares for big dogs and small.
"[Herriot has the] ability to touch readers with his stories of pets and their eccentric owners and to bring them into the harshly beautiful world of the Yorkshire dales."—Chicago Tribune