The Crystal Dog
This book is dedicated to those who have provided me with encouragement to start writing the book, particularly Nigel Perfect, Soni Somarajan, Lee Lott and especially to Peter Rees-Jones who has had to put up with me taking myself off to write it and who has been so patient and helpful on the technical side of actually getting it in a readable state. Having lived with Lhasa Apsos since 1976 and Tibetan Mastiffs since 1986, I feel I am well placed to express opinions about the dogs and I am very happy to include Kaya, Major, Ben and Lingka in this dedication. I also could not have written the Crystal Dog without having been able to delve into our many books about Tibet and base it on facts gleaned from them. And lastly, Belinda Hunt of Mardibooks for having faith in me.