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.
Here is the link for the book:
Remember, it is for charity for these dogs!
I will be posting my new review most likely tomorrow, so stay tuned!
That’s brilliant, Rebecca, thank you so much for your help with this. Every sale will help meet the feed bills and vet bills which are so high these days. I am in awe of the dedication of the volunteers who care for these hounds.while they wait for new homes.
If anyone buys the anthology and likes what they read, keep a check on the site as I’ll be adding more stories as I write them and you can get an updated version.
If you don’t have a Kindle, the book is also up on Smashwords where every e-format is available. Here’s the link:
Thank you for your support 🙂
Thanks, Jay. I do have a Kindle, so that will work perfectly. I sure hope the post helps. Please feel free to tweet about it too!
Bless you for being so thoughtful and loving. I’ve never heard of this breed before and would love to see a picture of them in your blog 🙂 Best wishes! Please visit my blog and leave a comment at http://www.yvonne-brown.com/1/post/2013/03/a-historical-moment-with-toni-morrison.html. Thanks!
You are absolutely right, Yvonne! I should have included a picture of these beautiful dogs. They are so elegant looking! I had never heard of them before either. Here is the picture from the home page of salukiwelfarefund.org.uk: