Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset Hound

Open Road Media, 30 . 2016 . - 191 .
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Some dogs, like some people, just cant abide a quiet life, writes the author of the national bestseller, The Dog Who Came to Stay, in this warm and touching memoir.

Penny the basset shows up at the Borlands Connecticut farmhouse on a cold, snowy dayhead held high, tail wagging, as if she were a long-awaited guest. Hal and Barbara Borland were no strangers to strays. Pat, the rabbit hound thousands of readers came to know in The Dog Who Came to Stay, had also appeared one winter, staying to become the familys dear companion. Now, Pat is gone, and Hal and Barbara are bereft without canine company. They fall in love with Pennyand she seems to fit right in.

Penny is a delightful dogshort-legged, flop-eared, full of fun and curiosity. And she loves people, so much so that she leaves the Borlands to go visiting elsewhere, often settling in with a different family for days on end. Indeed, Hal and Barbara admire her for her spirit of individuality and independence.

Though she never truly belonged to them, the Borlands agreed that Penny was a dog well worth lovingand so will readers.

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LibraryThing Review

  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

Previously, Hal Borland told us the story of Pat, The Dog Who Came to Stay. Penny is more, "the dog who came to visit." Hal and his wife Barbara are outside their home in Connecticut in a still cold ...

LibraryThing Review

  - Welsh_eileen2 - LibraryThing

A lovely, heart warming story of Penny the Basset Hound who came in from the cold and adopted Hal and Barbara! Very highly recommended. I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Open Road via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.




Hal Borland (19001978) was a nature writer and novelist who produced numerous bestselling books including memoirs and young adult classics, as well as decades of nature writing for the New York Times. Borland considered himself a natural philosopher, and he was interested in exploring the way human life was bound to the greater world of plants, animals, and natural processes.