Merlyn was an English Springer Spaniel who lived his life as he saw fit; independent and intrepid to the end in the 1980s – for nearly 16 years. As he can’t read training manuals, no rules apply to him.
His adventures for his size and locality were more intrepid than his mum and dad, Jo and Chris Meintjes, who were always wandering off to remote parts of the world to Antarctica, Mali, Mongolia, Greenland, Siberia or the Galapagos Islands for Jo’s travel business; he was left behind but of course looked after in his absence.
Merlyn crossed new frontiers – he always took centre stage: he visited airports, stayed in hotels, restaurants, and places that never before permitted entry to dogs.
Life does not always treat him kindly: so please laugh and cry as he tells his story.
Springers are not everyone’s cup of tea – you will learn a lot about his unusual breed.
Merlyn hopes this will inspire you to cope with your own life whether you read this as a bedtime story to your dog; or perhaps are unable to have pets.
As Merlyn did his share of charity work; he will donate some of the funds from the sale of this book to animal welfare.
He asked that no special webpage be created for him – it would only repeat what’s in the book.
On arrival in CPT we have found your book waiting for us. Thank you so much! Payment has been made and now it is time for reading about Merlyn’s adventures!! We have already read the first two chapters when we were interrupted by the arrival of friends. Although we are not too knowledgeable about “woof-speak”, we find that the translation is very smooth and comprehensible. In other words: Merlyn could not have wished for a better translator – and we are looking forward to his life time’s stories.
Wishing you and your doggies a nice Sunday, with best regards from
Sigrid & Hans
Thanks Jo for your book – I am going to place in in the Johannesburg Heritage library.