'The spirit of the book is contained in the first stanza of an introductory poem headed "Of Stray Dogs." This stanza reads:
They come between my sleep and me
With proud, plumed tails, and cornie stumps
From humble, deferential rumps.
Then begins the dog parade in article and in drawings. You can meet Snookie, the black and tan gangster; Terry, the fighting Irish; Bushy, the amateur gentleman; Royal, ignorant but arty-and so on.'
Source: 'About Dogs.' Western Mail (Perth) 17 November 1949, p.14.