This post is a bit different than other I have done. This is not a review, because I haven’t read the book yet. This book is an anthology that was written solely for charity. The charity is for the care and welfare of the Salukis, a breed of dog. Since I am such an animal lover, I agreed to post this because they are in desperate need of assistance. Here is a little background on them:
Saluki Welfare Fund is set up to help rescue and re-home Salukis and also to provide a support network for breeders and owners. This is their website:
Salukis are very different from most other dog breeds. They look beautiful, very elegant, and that is often their downfall. They have very individual requirements from us humans. It is harder to keep them safe and to provide adequate exercise facilities for them than your run of the mill mongrel or common pet breed. But if you can meet their needs the payback is immense. They are a joy to know and to love.
Salukis are probably the oldest recognised distinct breed in the world, having been hunting in partnership with humans in the deserts of the Middle East for thousands of years. Their breeding has remained true to their function. They are lean, they run like the wind, they are intelligent and independent, but still love to share a sofa with their human. To a Muslim, dogs are kelb, unclean, but a Saluki is not a dog, it is a gift from Allah.
The name of this anthology is As the Sun Goes Down, by Jay Howard.
Remember, it is for charity for these dogs!
I will be posting my new review most likely tomorrow, so stay tuned!