Daily Prompt: Cur

via Daily Prompt: Cur

childhood book…
Beautiful Joe
more than a cur

The novel by Marshall Saunders was one of my favorite books when I was a child. Told from the point of view of the dog Joe, it is the story of a puppy, who is cruelly abused by his master and rescued by a young man. Written in 1893, it is still a poignant story today about the dog who gets a second chance at life with a loving family.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Daily Prompt: Cur

  1. Jules says:

    This reminds me of the commercial where the gal is three d imaging pieces parts for animals at her rescue place. Oddly enough I just wrote a flash fiction with the name Marshall…
    Marshall Hunter; Usually

    It is wonderful to read the stories of any animal that has been rescued. I’ve family that only takes in rescues for their pets; cats and dogs… and one even saved a chicken that fell off a truck. Though he didn’t live all that long – at least his final days were better than what they could have been.

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  2. Will check your flash fiction out. Marshall was actually Margaret, but the publishers didn’t think the story would be accepted if written by a woman (late 1800s) so the author’s name was changed to Marshall. I probably read the novel when I was 8-10 the first time, yet I can still recall much of it today. I have discovered that there’s a sequel that I would love to read, but finding a copy has been difficult so far.


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