"A Good Dog" transports the reader to a realistic Ponderosa in winter. The few episodes shown taking place in a northern Nevada winter never fully stressed the difficulties of travel and distance, or the fear that came with those two problems.
Hoss is wonderful in this story, a sort of lesson under fire tale. Joe is, well, Joe - eager to do the right thing, but always easily distracted by his surroundings. Adam is, as always, sensible, with a touch of fear or concern lingering in the background of his dialogue and actions.
Hop Sing and Ben play a smaller role in this story, and they are both written believably.
Thank you, Adamant, for contributing a winter story to our library. Well done.Author's Response:
Thank you, Tracy, for taking the time to read and review. I had to use my imagination to describe what it might be like in a Nevada winter so I'm glad it was believable. I'm also glad you liked Hoss and the way he attempts to take on responsibility but he has a few years yet to go before he feels comfortable enough to make big decisions. I hope you found the story a good way to pass some time. Thanks again.