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Kojak moments

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by Pep's person, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Pep's person

    Pep's person Well-Known Member

    I last read The Stand two or more decades ago and recently revisited the novel. In the intervening years I barely remembered a dog being in quite a bit of the story. This time around I found I have a special fondness for the following Kojak moments:

    Chapter 52
    “That damn dog came back to me. I wish to Christ I hadn’t left him behind to come on his own, Stu. That makes me feel so friggin bad.”

    Chapter 73
    ‘The black shadow wagged its tail and came. “Kojak?” It was. And there was something in his mouth, something he dropped at Stu’s feet. He sat down, tail thumping, waiting to be complimented. “Good dog,” Stu said in amazement. “Good dog!” Kojak had brought him a rabbit.’

    ‘Barking with joy, Kojak went again. In twenty minutes, he had brought back enough wood for a large fire.’

    ‘When the coals of the fire had burned down to embers, Kojak came over and slept next to him, giving Stu his heat. And that was how, on the first night after the party was broken, Stu ate when the others went hungry, and slept easy while their sleep was broken’

    Chapter 72
    'Then Kojak was bounding blithely past him, kicking up little puffs of dirt and sending down only small runnels of earth. A moment later he was standing on the bottom, wagging his tail and barking amiably up at Stu. “F***ing showoff dog,” Stu growled’

    I had to smile at this last one as it reminds so much of walks with my own dog. She runs circles around hubby and me when we go hiking. Think she does 4 miles for every one of ours with all the back and forth.

    Guess this reflects my evolution as a person and what has become more important to me in my later years. Somehow I have the feeling I’m not the only dog crazy one around here:)
  2. lol... there are a bunch of us dog crazy people here. It's the best kind of crazy :) Those were wonderful Kojak moments. I think Kojak was one of SK's most endearing characters.
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I love Kojak. Broke my heart when they left him behind.

    (How could they! I hated them all a little bit)

    And the chapter with his travels getting back to them. Ah. gods.

    Love Kojak.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....and I liked Kojak better than "Big Steve".....kinda like a King cameo as a pooch.....
  5. Pep's person

    Pep's person Well-Known Member

    Thanks much for pointing that out! I never would have noticed that connection myself.
  6. Pep's person

    Pep's person Well-Known Member

    Yes, but it made for a more poignant moment when he rejoins them.
  7. Pep's person

    Pep's person Well-Known Member

    I agree!
  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Being more of a cat person, I still loved Kojak. He was an extraordinary dog.
  9. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Yes, but still mad at them for leaving him behind - his journey and dreams of it after.

    Go find a motorcycle with a sidecar! Not like anything else is going on.

  10. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Cat person here but I love all pets. I loved that lil dog to pieces.
  11. John13

    John13 Active Member

    There is somewhere a reference that claims that he lived many years after his masters death. I loved that
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  12. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I really liked Kojak, good thing that one of the few dogs that survived didn't turn out to be a CUJO...
    Wouldn't that have sucked.... LOL.
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