Just submitted Big Mutt by John Reese. It's a story about a huge dog set loose by his uncaring owners and a boy, his only friend who may have to hunt down this dog for sheep killing. Part western, part animal adventure. On a personal note, I've remembered this book for over 45 years since it was part of NLS' program. I finally tracked it down and here it is for reading and validating pleasure. Spellchecked, proof read, headers removed. Hopefully I protected the chapter headings.