The arrival of Smoky the Brave has prompted a departure in guest reviewing on this site. Since the book is about the heroism of a Yorkshire Terrier during WW2, it seemed appropriate to invite Amber the Silky Terrier, a most perceptive pooch of my acquaintance and a close cousin to the Yorkie, to comment on the merits of the book… since she comes from the same family of tiny but courageous and indefatigable dogs, who could be better to review this heroic tale?
A brief introduction is in order:
Amber is a three-year-old Australian Silky Terrier who has adopted a human family of bookish tastes. (You can see her in this photo, guarding the household collection of recipe books). She weighs just on four kilos, and like all Silkies is brave and ferocious, fleeing in panic only at the unmistakeable signs of a forthcoming bath.
(She doesn’t like to be…
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