Even Cows go to Heaven
veterinary antics of the 1960s
By Linda Knox
From gentlemen cows to sunburned sows, Doc Knox treated them all, driving the country roads in his black, red-winged Pontiac.
Linda’s father, Doctor Mel Knox, served as Owen Sound and Grey County’s Public Health Veterinarian, and raised cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, cats and Elkhounds on the family farm, Rock Acres, on the Niagara Escarpment near Owen Sound.
At the Knox Veterinary Clinic, in barns and barnyards, at horse races and rotisserie chicken vendors, adventures of Doctor Mel Knox yield a harvest of humour. The book recalls life in a family that included Norwegian Elkhound nannies and AWOL pigs.
Linda says, “The inspiration for this book came to me as I read James Herriot’s amusing and poignant British veterinary books during the 1960s. Since I saw many similar attributes in my father’s veterinary practice, I was motivated to record his adventures—someday.”
One of the few writers to hold a Certificate in Dog and Cat Nursing from the Knox Clinic, Linda says, “I had plenty of personal experience and memories that helped me to write the descriptions of people and places.”
Even Cows Go to Heaven is a quality soft-cover book of 144 pages. Full-colour cover art by Kristina Maus will make you smile, and the tales inside will prompt chuckles from readers.
$14.95 in Canada
ISBN 1-896922-30-9 978-1-896922-30-0