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From the Mouths of Dogs : What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human (Hardcover) (B. J.

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What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of “man’s best friend”? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can we learn from them? And why is it so difficult to say good-bye? Join B.J. Hollars as he attempts to find out—beginning with an ancient dog cemetery in Ashkelon, Israel, and moving to the present day.

Hollars’s firsthand reports recount a range of stories: the arduous existence of a shelter officer, a woman’s relentless attempt to found a senior-dog adoption facility, a family’s struggle to create a one-of-a-kind orthotic for its bulldog, and the particular bond between a blind woman and her Seeing Eye dog. The book culminates with Hollars’s own cross-country journey to Hartsdale Pet Cemetery—the country’s largest and oldest pet cemetery—to begin the long-overdue process of laying his own childhood dog to rest.

Through these stories, Hollars reveals much about our pets but even more about the humans who share their lives, providing a much-needed reminder that the world would be a better place if we took a few cues from man’s best friends.

Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Pets
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: B. J. Hollars
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2015
TCIN: 50108357
UPC: 9780803277298
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4381

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