Honey the Dixie Dingo Dog: Champion of the Strays

Honey the Dixie Dingo Dog Champion of the Strays Bestselling and award winning author Allen Paul has created an endearing character in Honey a swamp dog who gets rescued at the moment she s about to get shot Taken to live at Banbury Cross Farm with

  • Title: Honey the Dixie Dingo Dog: Champion of the Strays
  • Author: Allen Paul
  • ISBN: 9781940745985
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bestselling and award winning author Allen Paul has created an endearing character in Honey, a swamp dog who gets rescued at the moment she s about to get shot Taken to live at Banbury Cross Farm with other rescued Dixie Dingos, her quick cuts and darting turns soon draw notice she s then trained for agility championships, the most popular of all canine sports From theBestselling and award winning author Allen Paul has created an endearing character in Honey, a swamp dog who gets rescued at the moment she s about to get shot Taken to live at Banbury Cross Farm with other rescued Dixie Dingos, her quick cuts and darting turns soon draw notice she s then trained for agility championships, the most popular of all canine sports From the start, Honey forms a deep bond with Miss Jane, who saved her in the nick of time Her trainer is Ace, a worldly wise black man who manages the farm s kennel Honey forms another deep bond with Miss Jane s partner, Mr Billy, a skilled horseman who delights Honey by quoting famous rhymes The story is told by Honey in a charming southern voice She s just turned one equal to a 10 year old girl or boy when the story begins At its center is a haunting mystery Why are swamp critters turning up dead with a wild look in the eye Many believe a big coyote named Geronimo scares them to death When two dead dingo pups are found, Honey becomes convinced that her pack, which is still in the swamp, could be next Somehow she has to get them out The plot thickens when several small pets get killed in the nearby town Rewards are posted and a group led by the trapper Topper Guy, who nearly shot Honey, head for the swamp Twelve innocent dingos mistaken for coyotes get shot Miss Jane confronts Topper Guy and demands that the killings stop The upshot is a high stakes bet Topper Guy wagers his guns against Miss Jane s favorite horse that Honey won t win at the Sportsman s Championship How Honey fares in that contest, and how the mystery killer gets caught, make for a thrilling read that kids at heart of all ages will love In the end, Honey learns an unforgettable lesson that her pack, which now includes humans, comes first Based on a true story, this book will appeal to middle grade readers and adults On July 17, 2013 a front page article in the New York Times cited new genetic evidence suggesting that the Dixie Dingo registered as the Carolina Dog is the oldest breed in North America, predating European settlement by many centuries They were Native American camp dogs but are not related to the Australian dingos Many Dixie Dingos still live in southern swamps With their antenna like ears and muscular build, their look is quite distinctive Dixie Dingos are excellent pets who form deep bonds with humans.

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    1. When I was a young girl, pretty much the only books I was interested in reading were about animals, especially dogs and horses. I still enjoy them now through older eyes.This story is told from Honey’s point of view and she tells it in a true southern voice. Such a great way to relate her story.Honey knew to be careful. Many dangers awaited on the Creature Trail. But, being a pup, just one year old, she’s gregarious and full of energy, and that one careless moment lands her where she is now. [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book and learned about the marvelous Dixie Dingo breed. The story itself was also pretty good, albeit keep in mind this is a children's book, not a full-length novel. I found the subject matter and narration appropriate for children, though I do wish that the author had toned back a bit on how Honey spoke.I know Honey is a dog and all that, but there was so much of Southern/country drawl/slang in the narration (not the dialogue) that I found it a tad off-putting at times. That was [...]

    3. Miss Jane, a great animal humanitarian, doctors Honey's injuries until they can obtain help from a vet. She treats the starving Dixie Dingo with a can of Vienna sausage. Honey must remind herself not to snap for this "downright delicious" treat if she hopes to receive more. I loved Honey sharing her thoughts with the reader. (By the way, animal humanitarian may sound like a stretch of the imagination but "animal lover" just wasn't a strong enough term for Miss Jane and "animal activist" was accu [...]

    4. Honey is a one year old, feral Dixie Dingo dog living in the southern swamps with her pack. Honey spends her time playing with her family and finding food, she has to watch out for the gators and other swamp dangers. While chasing a skunk, Honey slips up and gets her foot caught in a trap. When the trappers find her, they mistake her for a coyote and want to shoot Honey for her hide. Just when she is about to be shot, Miss Jane shows up. Miss Jane is a dog rescuer, breeder and advocate for the D [...]

    5. I'm currently working on the 2015 Ultimate Reading Challenge which includes a book "set in your hometown." In my case, that happens to be Aiken, SC whereHoney the Dixie Dingo Dogtakes place. It was so interesting to read about Aiken's history and look back fondly on some of the places I remember like the Green Boundary Club, Hitchcock Woods, and the Wilcox Inn.The dog our family adopted when I was a teenager was a mutt from the local Humane Society. But, several times, we were told by neighbors [...]

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