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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 the #1 New York Times best-selling "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know", "On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation", and, most recently, "Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell." She teaches canine cognition and creative nonfiction at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she runs the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab. Alexandra lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Ammon Shea, her son, and two large, highly sniffy dogs. (And a dog-friendly cat.)

Visit her website: alexandrahorowitz.net

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