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Moobli the Alsatian was so powerful when fully grown that he could take a man's arm off. Yet Mike Tomkies called him a "gentle giant". For eight years this remarkable dog was Mike's constant companion as they roamed 300 square miles of the Scottish Highlands.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published 1988 by Jonathan Cape
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David Hughes
Apr 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dog lovers, nature lovers
Moobli was a German Shepherd, who lived with the author in their isolated cottage in the Scottish highlands.

Told in unadorned and impassioned prose, this is Moobli's life story, from a bumbling puppy with a serious expression, to an intelligent and powerful adult dog who roamed the mountains with Tomkies as they studied and sometimes rescued the wild animals. At last, with elegiac grief, Tomkies tells the story of how Moobli declined, and passed, and took part of the author's heart with him.
Antonia Mills
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book, based mostly in the wilderness of a Scottish loch . He is very honest about the real harshness and beauty of this wild location.. anyone interested in nature and wildlife will love this book. Anyone who loves dogs will love this book. Beautifully written, a real joy.
Bionic Jean
Unique tale, and you have to admire both man and dog, but this is not an easy read by any means.
Lastwolf
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dog-stories
Moobli, so like my own dear Merlin. Two great hearted GSD's.
If only I could honour my boy as Mike has his.

What a life the two led in the Highlands.
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Lastwolf
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Shelves: dog-stories
Moobli, so like my own dear Merlin. Two great hearted GSD's.
If only I could honour my boy as Mike has his.

What a life the two led in the Highlands.
David Hughes
Apr 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dog lovers, nature lovers
Moobli was a German Shepherd, who lived with the author in their isolated cottage in the Scottish highlands.

Told in unadorned and impassioned prose, this is Moobli's life story, from a bumbling puppy with a serious expression, to an intelligent and powerful adult dog who roamed the mountains with Tomkies as they studied and sometimes rescued the wild animals. At last, with elegiac grief, Tomkies tells the story of how Moobli declined, and passed, and took part of the author's heart with him.
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