Sunday, July 27, 2008

"He'll Rip Your Lungs Out, Jim: Thoughts on Black Dog Syndrome

That is a great title!

It seems the women here at WOE are a modest group -- except for me,who's always shamelessly self-promoting -- for they don't promote themselves. So I'll do it for them, in this case, for Richelle Hawks, who has another great column up at Binnall of America. This week her Medusa's Ladder column discusses the black dog and "canine energy." As Richelle says, she's been "steeped in it" recently.

Richelle looks at the black dogs available for adoption at shelters and asks the obvious question: why? In doing so, she explores the mythic and folkloric history of the black dog, and our relationship to this Fortean archtype.


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