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Dash: Bitch of the Year
Andrew Dilger
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Dash: Bitch of the Year

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A heart-warming memoir about the adoption of a champion greyhound and her transformation into ring-bearer at her new owner's wedding Andrew had always wanted a dog--something you could mould into the perfect playmate. Tail going like a windscreen wiper, tongue a pink strip, wet-nosed, bright-eyed--what boy wouldn't want such a force in his life? But a man of thirty-seven? ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Summersdale Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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I really enjoyed this look into the first 12 months after Andrew and Sarah adopted their first dog, a retired greyhound renamed Dash.

Of course, most people who know me well know how much I despise greyhound racing. For all the loving and caring owners out there, there are so many problems in the industry that result in the needless death of so many dogs. When you talk to a grown man who practically has tears in his eyes, because his job is going around to dumps and abandoned areas to pick up ab
Jan 10, 2015 Jill rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dog lovers, greyhound owners
What a tremendous story about owning a ex-racing greyhound. A very heart-warming story that any dog lover would enjoy reading.
WOW! This story is heart-warming,funny(has made me laugh numerous times! :-)) emotional and entertaining! I have rescued a greyhound of my own and I can relate many of Dash's traits to hers! I seriously couldn't put the book down as it had me entranced! I hope there is going to be a sequel to Dash as I would love to know what life has turned out for you all now and you definitely have a buyer!!! Thank you Andrew for releasing this wonderful book out for us to all read. I wish the best to Dash an ...more
Doggie related bits were quite fun. All the wedding planning was total guff.
Claire Hill
A good book that could only have been written by an ex-racing greyhound owner. Full of funnies that us fellow hound lovers can appreciate. Dash was lucky in that her previous owner and her trainer found her a new home with the author, and so was spared the atrocities that unfortunately go hand in hand with the racing industry and dogs that don't make the grade or are past their moneymaking years. Andrew's book was great to read, well written and entertaining. Lots of wedding talk, but that was m ...more

Lovely to hear the story of Dash, great book for Greyhound lovers.
I identified with the early days of greyhound owning.
The dog bits were the best - there was too much romantic slush and wedding talk otherwise, but that just might be me and my cynical mood.
However, I wish them well!
Feb 03, 2013 Jill rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Greyhound owners
Shelves: greyhound-books
Only a greyhound owner could have written this book. It is very true to life. Mr Dilger gives a balanced picture of the joys and frustrations of life with a retired racing greyhound. Some very funny moments.
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