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From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and 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.



About the Author

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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