Over years since I have participated in the Borzoi News and Show Borzoi email lists, there have been many wonderful first person stories from other list members telling about their adventures with their Borzoi. Some have been hilariously funny, others sad and touching, but all have displayed the true essence of our wonderful breed.

      The writers paint such wonderful pictures of their hounds that I frequently said to myself, I can just see it! What followed last fall was my observation on the lists that we should compile these tales into a book for everyone to enjoy. To my amazement and delight, up stepped several people saying that if I would like to do this project, they would be pleased to assist.

      Thus Being Borzoi was born, and it is truly a group project.   The many who have leant their expertise to the various tasks are so talented and knowledgeable that each of them has contributed significantly. New friendships have been formed from this joint venture, and I feel  we have become a family of  Borzoi friends. We have been overwhelmed with the great response from readers with stories, pictures, enthusiasm, and the good wishes of Borzoi lovers from around the world.

      We, who have come together to create this book, hope dog lovers everywhere will enjoy this collection of anecdotes, tales, stories, and pictures. If some of the stories bring a tear to your eye, or a smile to your lips, our goal has been achieved, as we have been able to portray the Borzoi in all her guises.  May you recognize the love, humor, faithfulness, and mischief as they come together in one lovely package.  Then you will agree we have created an image that is truly "Being Borzoi."

Happy Reading!
Gloria Smith


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