My Dog Skip


by Willie Morris. Random House, 136 pages, $15.00.
A good dog, smart, cooperative, humorous, and devoted, unfortunately grows old as his young owner grows up, but that owner’s later recollection of games, pranks, near disasters, social disruptions, or just ambles around a small town on a long summer day will affectionately and extensively include his dog. Mr. Morris’s Skip was a very good dog.