The Watch Dog

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title The Watch Dog
Description SECOND PLACE ANECDOTE THE WATCH LOG Dorothy J. Buchanan 680 East 1st South Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 One early evening in the summer of 1897» i°y Grandmother Larsen was sweeping a porch of her new home in Mt. Pleasant, when she saw a man approaching her. She could tell that he was a trampj one who went from house to house asking for food. He walked up to hex, and before she could utter a word, he began to speak in rapid tones: "Lady, you have just built this beautiful home. Wouldn't you like a watchdog to guard it? I can make such a dog that will add greatly to the attractiveness of your home if you will give me board and room until the work is finished. And I am a fast worker." Grandmother was somewhat taken aback after that verbal explosion, and hardly knew how to answer. She observed that the stranger appeared to be clean and neat and he spoke in a forthright manner. After a short conversation with him she decided to let him go ahead and create the dog* The man worked diligently and fashioned a fairly large dog of stone seated on a sheep's hide, also of stone. His legs were firm and straight. Head erect. He was looking fearlessly at the world. My grandparents' home was made distinctive by his presence. Children passing by would often slip into the yard and sit on the dog's back for a few moments. He was noticed and admired by many people. The home is still standing. It is now know as the Mansion House. The dog is also still standing. He has been a faithful watchdog for nearly a century. 112
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323753
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