When Kelly Conaboy adopted a rescue pup named Peter, she could not have foreseen the close, complex, slightly co-dependent life she was embarking upon. It has also been an adventure, and in this witty memoir, Conaboy tells of traveling to Woofstock—the largest outdoor festival for dogs in North America—and taking lessons in Canine Freestyle, a sport where dogs perform a routine set to music. From learning about Peter's DNA to seeing if dogs can sense the presence of ghosts, Conaboy shares the wisdom, laughter, and camaraderie of opening your life to a best friend who just happens to be a dog.
"Conaboy has nailed it: the feeling of being madly, wildly, desperately, endlessly in love with your dog…. [This is a] tender, honest, hilarious, portrait of an iconic, precious, and particular inter-species love affair."—Sy Montgomery