I've been asked repeatedly if the wolf-dog, Ring, in my stories is based in any way on a real animal from my past. I will say that, while I do have a great imagination and am fond of story-telling, Ring did in fact exist as did Honey Gal and a great many of the other animals in my books. While I do take liberty to stretch the truth (they obviously didn't really talk to me), the stories are based in some truth, with just a tad bit of yarn thrown in for fun. However, to this day, I hold to my guns that some dogs, just like Ring, can smile and laugh at a person when the situation calls for it.
Dr A W Sibley's book reviews and the random thoughts of a well trained mind.