A three-legged dog called Present

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Present was born in 1975 in a picturesque part of Rhodesia on a farm in the Eastern Border Districts. His rear right leg was injured and his life was saved by a vet who wanted to give Present as a gift to his son for Christmas. This hand-illustrated story, suitable for the teenager reader, describes Present’s life in Chipinga and later in Harare, Zimbabwe. It provides a comprehensive account of his behaviour, play, interaction, truants and ends with his illness and death. Glimpses of the incredibly rich flora and fauna of Zimbabwe are described. The book emphasises the need to take care of dogs and to prevent their abuse and mistreatment. If a dog is taken care of it will rewards its owner with true companionship, dedication and loyalty for life. Dogs are extremely adaptable and despite Present’s weaker leg, he did not let it interfere with his daily activities and he could run like the wind. Present was a courageous soldier. May he rest in peace!
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  • By Ross Cooper
    Jun 16, 2011
    This is a fascinating book about a special dog growing up and living in Zimbabwe in Africa. Nicky Pearce Thank you Ross for sharing your memories with us, both in 'Flame Lily Weeps' and 'Present'. I laughed and cried as my childhood came rushing back to me over the pages. Some things which had been forgotten, came rushing back in an 'easy read' book devoid of the usual political comments. I passed both books on to my sister who NEVER reads books and she read both of them in one day and her comment was 'awesome' when she gave them back to me. There you go - if you want me to elaborate more, let me know!
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September 28, 2011
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