Books For The Avid Reader & Dog Lover.
Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming true story of loyalty and companionship or a simply-can’t-put-it-down novel that’ll inspire you to hold your four-legged best friends a little closer, you’ll find it in this list of 6 dog books to read in your lifetime from us to you with quick delivery thanks to amazon.
P.S. Christmas is just around the corner and these books also double as a wonderful gift!
Alexandra Horowitz: Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Ever wondered what goes on inside of the mind of a dog? Well, we may be far off from creating the IQ-enhancing helmets featured in Rick and Morty (which is probably a good thing, since Rick’s device helps launch a full-out dog revolution), but Horowitz’s book provides ample insight. The author, who teaches at Barnard College, uses science to explain why dogs do what they do. Can dogs really feel what we’re feeling? The answer may surprise you. Regarding our tendency to attribute human behaviors and temperaments to dogs, Horowitz told NPR, “We really all tend, as dog owners and even non-dog owners, to anthropomorphize—to project our human emotions and feelings and thoughts onto other animals in order to explain their behavior. But most of these projections are just not scientifically proven.”
E.B. White, Martha White (Editor): E.B White On Dogs
E.B. White is best known for his children’s books, especially “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little.” But he also wrote about what he loved best—his dogs. Now White’s granddaughter has compiled his New Yorker essays and other writings about dogs into a witty collection that showcases both his love of dogs, and his masterful writing. Family photos of White and his dogs are included as well. On the topic of the “perfect” dog, White said, “A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can’t get it by breeding for it, and you can’t buy it with money. It just happens along”
Rodney Habib and Karen Shaw Becker: The Forever DOG
Among the most highly anticipated dog books of all time, The Forever Dog is an absolute must-read for anyone that shares their heart and home with a dog.
In this pathbreaking guide, two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach us how to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions.
With important information about diet and nutrition, exercise, environmental exposures, and stress reduction, the book details what you can do to extend your dog’s life and improve their health and happiness. Bottom line, The Forever Dog is THE definitive dog care guide that every pet parent should have on hand.
Sigrid Nunez: The Friend
Nunez’s best-selling novel won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction and earned considerable critical acclaim. The narrative centers on a woman who takes on the Great Dane left behind by her deceased mentor and best friend. When the woman is threatened with the prospect of having to get rid of the dog, she clings even more tightly to her unexpected companion. In a starred review, Kirkus called The Friend “quietly brilliant and darkly funny.
Kerk Murray: Pawprints On Our Hearts
a soul-stirring coming-of-age memoir unpacking the journey we experience alongside the animals we love from forging the unbreakable bonds of friendship to relishing the nostalgia of time passed too quickly. Together scaling the mountaintops of love and courageously descending into the deepest sorrows of loss. Discovering the purpose of our lives as we pause to revel in those extraordinary moments the ones that changed us forever, leaving behind who we were so that we could arrive at who we were meant to be.
You’ll laugh and cry as you reminisce, connecting once more to the joys of loving and being loved by your animal companion. More importantly, you’ll never be the same again.
How could you be?
Learning what it means to be human is the story of us all. But luckily, we have help along the way from these beautiful creatures who set the bar high and redefine what love ought to be.
Happy Reading and an even happier Holidays!