Virgil the Hound by Tere Albanese
Virgil is a royally bred foxhound. However, he refuses to hunt foxes or anything else for that matter. The Master of Hounds treats him quite cruelly. Virgil takes it in stride and stays true to himself. On one particular hunt, Virgil did what he always does. The hounds went one way and Virgil went the opposite way. The Mater of Hounds sends one of the huntsmen after Virgil and tells him to tie his whip to Virgil’s collar and drag him back. But when the huntsman finds him, Virgil teaches the huntsman a valuable lesson about compassion for all living things. This is a children’s book for all ages.