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What is it like to be a puppy? Author of the classic Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz tries to find out, spending a year scrutinizing her puppy's daily existence, and poring over the science of early dog development.Few of us meet our dogs at Day One. The dog who will, eventually, become an integral part of our family, our constant companion and best friend, is born without us into a family of her own. A puppy's critical early development into the dog we come to know is usually missed entirely. Dog researcher Alexandra Horowitz aimed to change that with her family's new pup, Quiddity (Quid) . In this scientific memoir she charts Quid's growth from wee grub to boisterous sprite, from her birth to her first birthday. Horowitz follows Quid's first weeks with her mother and ten roly-poly littermates, and then each week after the puppy joins her household of three humans, two large dogs, and a wary cat.



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Alexandra Horowitz

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of four books: "Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond" (2019) ; "Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell" (2016) ; "On Looking" (2013) ; and "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know" (2009) , a #1 New York Times best seller. She is Senior Research Fellow and director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition, audio storytelling, and creative nonfiction. She is owned by canines Finnegan and Upton, and tolerated by feline Edsel.Visit her website: alexandrahorowitz.net



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