“objects only continue to exist as long as an 0door is emitted and he inhales.”
I love these two passages, I think it really brings home how important it is for dogs to be allowed to smell their world! I was watching CM while I was lounging in my hotel room in fiji and was utterly disgusted by this idea that dogs must not be allowed to sniff the ground while they go for a walk, that walking right next to their “pack leader” was some how a “normal” dog behavior. Yee Gadds! A dog who isn’t sniffing is not normal. It would be like someone inviting you for a walk on the beach at sunset and then insisting that you wear a blindfold.
But I digress. “Inside of a Dog” overall was beautifully written and Horowitz’s poetic descriptions of her own experiences with her dog are lovely. My only real frustration with this book is that well, until page 175, I felt like I had read it all before. It was all very interesting but fairly well covered in many other books. I think this might be a personal problem for me seeing as I have read dozens of canine related books, and probably most readers have not. In fact if this is the one book you buy, that explains how dogs see the world, then you won’t be disappointed!