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142: Derek Bowman: "Tam: The Life and Death of a Dog"

142: Derek Bowman: "Tam: The Life and Death of a Dog"

This week on StoryWeb: Derek Bowman’s book Tam: The Life and Death of a Dog. For Mom, in honor of her birthday Chanonry Point. The very name of this tiny peninsula in northern Scotland evokes fond memories and takes me back – almost physically, it seems – to the little cottage I shared with my mother and sister for one week in Summer 2006. I can recall the peculiar washer and dryer (which try as we might we never could get to work), Julia’s bedroom at the top of extremely narrow, very steep, almost ladder-like stairs, and Mom’s makeshift bedroom in the living room. I certainly recall walking outside on Chanonry Point, which is a sightseeing destination for locals and tourists alike, our tiny cottage the only structure other than the lighthouse on the point. People would gather at all hours of the day to watch the dolphins that gathered in the Moray Firth just off the point, the largest “traffic intersection” of dolphins in Scotland, perhaps the world. I also well remember the many dogs