There are cat people and there are dog people.
Cat people feel the need to share cat cartoons, cat videos and hairballs.
Dog people tolerate cat people, secure in the knowledge that our loyal canine companions will never attack our bare feet with razor sharp claws from underneath low lying furniture. Dog people know that we would rather share a walk with our loyal pet than with just about anyone. Dog people go to dog parks. Cat people…
If you are a dog lover, here are three books that celebrate the canine species.
What’s a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man’s best friend, by John Homans . Canine culture and the evolution of the dog/human relationship are just a few of the topics expertly discussed in this soon to be dog-eared book.
Do dogs dream? : nearly everything your dog wants you to know, by Stanley Coren (professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia) answers 75+ questions about dogs ranging from the social and emotional to how they perceive us. Illustrated and easy to read, enjoy this one with a yellow or chocolate lab at your feet.
Finally one to tug at the heartstrings, Following Atticus : forty-eight high peaks, one little dog, and an extraordinary friendship ,by Tom Ryan. The author,a former newspaper man from Newburyport, Mass writes of the path that led him to the challenge faced hiking all 48 of the White Mountain range’s 4,000-foot peaks in 90 days with Atticus leading the way. The author reports that Atticus, a frisky miniature schnauzer was “made for the mountains” and those cute little Muttluks on his paws were made for him.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx