March 26, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 13

The Tin Dog

I will admit that I am not one to spend many dollars on artwork for decorating my home, but I do love all of my “old” decorations.

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One of my treasured wall hangings is a “tin dog.” I am sure there are many of you that will remember the old tin dog. I bet I could name more than a few local men who will.

Many early residents of our area ran large herds, or bands, of sheep. Some families were able to manage summer grazing of their sheep themselves and others were able to hire the service of herders. Regardless of your circumstances, most herders used a tin dog.

This cheap shee...

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