Best Damn Dog Story Ever.
By The Editors

What's the best damn dog story ever? Hands down, it's "Old Yeller."

Best Damn Dog Story Ever.

I’m not going to lie to you.

As a boy, I cried every time I read Old Yeller, and I still cry every time I read it now as a man. And if I’m not careful I am going to get that same burning feeling back in my eyes and some snot dripping down my nose while I write this.

As a boy, I cried every time I read Old Yeller…

I’m guessing I was about seven when I read Old Yeller the first time.

I didn’t know then that someday I would have to do the same thing that Travis Coates does in the book: make life-or-death decisions about my own dogs, as well as a few other pets and critters, and even a human member of my own family.

Young Travis Coates and Old Yeller both provided me with guidance when I was a boy on what it meant to be a man. It also offered valuable lessons about responsibility, mortality and even adventure.

To Old Yeller, I bow! Wow!