Dog Stories - Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 Summary and Analysis

On his last day in Hensfield, managing the practice of fellow veterinarian Stewart Brannan, Herriot has a final visit with Kim, the injured Golden Retriever. Herriot is cheered when the Gillards arrive and Kim walks, albeit with a slight limp, into the clinic. With the help of the couple, he gets the big dog safely onto the crippled exam table. His hopefulness is rewarded when he opens the bandage and finds healthy granulation and healing.

Herriot is delighted to see new flesh healing over the original injury. He removes the old bandage and applies a fresh one, directing the Gillards to see their own veterinarian in two weeks.

Before he leaves, though, Herriot visits the local greyhound track where Brannan had a practice of inspecting the dogs every other Friday. He finds his brush with bookies, serious gamblers and possibly the...

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