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WTRFG – Little Ann & Old Dan
Okay, so they're not actually human. They're still the two most important people—characters? Being dogs and all, their motivations are pretty straightforward: 1 hunt raccoons, and 2 go wherever Billy goes. This second motivation causes the occasional problem: "There was only one place I didn't want them to go with me and that was Grandpa's store. Other dogs were always there, and it seemed as if they all wanted to jump on Old Dan" While this is a bit of foreshadowing of the fight to come between Old Dan and Old Blue, it also tells us something about Old Dan.
Billy keeps up his hunting. One night, however, his dogs tree a mountain lion. Old Dan howls defiantly, and the big cat attacks. The two dogs and the mountain lion fight evenly for a while, but then Billy sees Little Ann receive a sharp wound to the shoulder. He rushes in with his axe. A moment later, knocked to the ground, the big cat is about to pounce on him, when his two dogs jump up as one and save Billy. Getting back up, Billy drives a powerful wound in the mountain lion's back.
Old Dan and Little ann
Please write a response in paragraph form comparing and contrasting both dogs. Use evidence from the text that supports your characterization. Write a summary of their personalities. One comparison is that Little Ann is smarter than Old Dan. Little Ann catches more coons than Old Dan. That proves why Little Ann is smarter because they need the chicken for them to eat. Little Ann is a girl and Old Dan is a boy.