How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years
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AUTHOR: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
LENGTH: 272 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2010
Anyone that’s ever had a dog can tell you that there’s nothing like the love of a dog (and vice versa). Masson explores that love in this enjoyable book with cultural mythology, anecdotal evidence, and science.
The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving takes a scientific approach to explore the relationship between dogs and humans. It explores the idea that dogs and humans evolved together and therefore formed a strong bond. This is a easy-to-read and fascinating exploration of this topic which uses science and cultural stories to illustrate the point. You’ll see many examples of the relationship between dogs and humans from guide dogs to Masson’s own loveable family dog.
I thought this book struck a good balance between stories about the author’s own dog and cultural and scientific evidence. It’s a fascinating read about a fascinating topic.