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What’s a Dog For?


Above: from the cover of What’s a Dog For?

I just read about a wonderful book called What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend by John Homans.

You should totally read this post on Brain Pickings. They’ve included a bunch of great quotes from the book all saying how freaking brilliant doggies are. But I knew that already.

They describe the book as “a remarkable chronicle of the domestic dog’s journey across thousands of years and straight into our hearts, written with equal parts tenderness and scientific rigor.”

This would make a great Christmas present for me. Just saying.


  1. That looks like a great book!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. Sounds good! And dogs really are intelligent. Those expressions mean something :-)

    Oink oink,

    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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