We keep dogs and are kept by them, and the love is (probably) mutual. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood, posits the author of Inside of a Dog, who explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. Shedding light on the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs, Alexandra Horowitz notes how we celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness, and—despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs—legally they are property to be bought, sold, neutered, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Finally, Horowitz examines the subtle but unmistakable ways that our dogs are changing us.
Our Dogs Ourselves
Author: Alexandra Horowitz.