Monday, July 28, 2008

More on a Favorite

The Good Lord knows that Corey Ford is one of my favorites, but his catalog of sporting literature is limited. But, there is more. An anthology of short stories and snippets put together by Laurie Morrow titled "The Trickiest Thing in Feathers".
Mr. Ford is best known for his extremely close relationships with his English Setters, but, who knew that he had also owned a Gordon.... He was obviously possessed of uncommonly good taste in his affectation for birddogs.
Corey Ford was also a lifelong bachelor, choosing to embrace the Sporting Life and his beloved Setters over the traditional choices of lifelong companions.

In Corey's own words about his beloved English Setter "Cider"...

Somehow, I never thought of Cider as a dog, and I doubt that he ever considered me a master. Ours was a mutual partnership, like marriage. The leash in my hand attached me to him as much ashe was attached to me. We could not converse, but that didn't matter; he read my thoughts, and in turn I knew what he was thinking. From the start, there was a sort of telepathy between us. He never barked to wake me up, but sat beside my bed and stared at me patiently until I opened my eyes. In the woods, we could locate each other without calling.
He had one object in life, and that was to make sure I took him along wherever I went. His technique was discipline through devotion, the iron paw in the velvet glove.

Corey Ford obviously had an uncommon love for his "Cider". I know that many readers here can understand exactly how he felt....

For more Corey Ford, have your local bookshop order you a copy of "The Trickiest Thing in Feathers." I'm sure you will find it as fascinating as I do.....


  1. Great post! I too love Corey Ford...He's one of my very favorite writers! We owe Laurie a great deal of graditude for her efforts!!!!


  2. Thanks for the kind words, Doc.

    I expect to post more anecdotes from Corey Ford in the future..