From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog
and The Year of the Puppy
, an eye-opening,
informative, "entertaining, and enlightening" (BookPage
) celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.
We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves
, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing.
As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful.
In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves
affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals--and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.Author:
Scribner Book CompanyPublished:
9.10h x 6.20w x 1.20dISBN:
9781501175008Accelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle GradeQuiz #/Name:
508631 / Our Dogs, Ourselves: How We Live with Dogs (Young Readers Edition)Review Citation(s): Library Journal Prepub Alert
04/01/2019 pg. 58Publishers Weekly
08/01/2019 pg. 12Library Journal
09/01/2019 pg. 94Shelf Awareness
About the Author
Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know; Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell; Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond; and The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family of Homo sapiens, Canis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.