Dog Stories - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

For the second time Herriot encounters Helen Alderson, the young woman who is to become his wife, when she brings in her sheepdog, Dan, who's been yelping whenever he walks. Herriot asks Ms. Alderson to walk with the dog ahead of him to the examining room so he can observe the dog's gait.

After watching Helen walk, Harriot drags his attention back to the patient and discovers a dislocated hip. When he asks her to wait while he summons another vet to help put the hip joint back together, Helen asks to help, telling him she loves animals and is quite strong.

He gives the dog an anesthetic and they begin wrestling the joint into place. As Helen starts to leave with her dog, a friend brings in a tray and two teacups for the pair. Herriot immediately suspects Tristan of...

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