‘A Dog is Listening: The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us’ by Roger Caras is a must-read for those dog lovers who want to better understand the true nature of the bond between man and man’s best friend.
Special thanks to Christi McDonald for telling us that after reading this book “you’ll come away from it with an even greater appreciation for the intelligence, instinct and heart we find in our companions. You’ll love them more than ever.”
For the full article, visit Christi’s blog: My Favorite Things: ‘A Dog Is Listening’
My Favorite Things: ‘A Dog Is Listening’
One of the books about dogs that I’ve most enjoyed owning is “A Dog Is Listening: The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us.” Written by Roger Caras, it was published in 1992, and is one of those books that you can read over and over again, and discover something new in every time.
As a lifelong lover and student of dogs, a feeling of overwhelming awe and gratitude sometimes washes over me when I realize the magnitude of what dogs give to us as humans. They just do so much, from being our best friends, playmates and comforters, to warning us of impending disaster, helping children learn to read, rehabilitating prisoners and so very much more. One of the reasons I love “A Dog Is Listening” is because Caras put in print all of the wonder of dogs that I struggle to put into words….
…..A comment from actor Jack Lemmon appears on the cover of “A Dog Is Listening”, and he put it in a nutshell: “Roger’s book is more than a joyous read. It is a reminder that…dogs are given to us to teach the meaning of love.” That’s it. It is a joy to read, and reminds us of the love embodied in the dog.