Laddie: My Four-Legged Protector

Back in 1945 on Christmas Eve Day, a blizzard hit Wichita, Kansas. A freezing puppy crawled through a hole in the cinderblock wall of Tex's Welding shop. Tex had told Donnie the week before, "There's no money to buy presents this year." How could Tex anticipate what his wife, Irene, might do, if he took a free dog home to their four-year-old son so he could have a Christmas present, after all? More

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About Don Marler

Don Marler is an author living in Wichita, Kansas. His memoir, "LADDIE: My Four-Legged Protector," is well written and contain twenty-nine photographs of his boyhood dog and himself as they grew up together in Wichita, Kansas from 1944-59. The book will have special appeal to twelve-year-olds and older, who have ever loved a dog. Those familiar with the Samoyed breed will recognize the "Sammy Smile" that occurs when Samoyeds are feeling love for their master. Don's first camera, at age sixe, cost fifty-cents and a Wheaties box top. His second camera at age ten used flashbulbs approximately the size of a 40 watt light bulb. His third professional camera was a 35 mm and created the beautiful images of his beloved companion wearing a golf hat and sunglasses. This is an inspiring book that is hard to put down once you read the opening scene that occurred during the flood of 1944. Hope you enjoy, "LADDIE: My Four-Legged Protector."

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