Digby is a loveable dog who makes friends with every animal, especially every cat, and person on the island.. He is the island's only dog, but when other dogs are brought to Ocracoke, they expect him to chase cats. Digby refuses, and earns the respect of the dogs, who agree to never chase a cat again.
Ruth Carroll illustrated the book with delightful images that captured the spirit of Ocracoke 60 years ago.
|Illustration from Digby the Only Dog|
Although much on Ocracoke has changed since the 1950s, much remains the same, as you can see from the photo of my grandson, Lachlan, below.
I hope you can find a copy of Digby. It is a wonderful children's book!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Part II of Crystal Canterbury's account of her first visit to Portsmouth Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052115.htm.