Roger A. Caras
- Title: A Dog Is Listening: The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us
- Author: Roger A. Caras
- ISBN: 9780671797263
- Page: 424
- Format: Paperback
Through a brilliant combination of biology, psychology, and personal anecdote, noted wildlife authority Roger Caras shows us how dogs view the world around them and the people in it He transports us into a world beyond human perception we learn the dynamics of how dogs catch Frisbees, why they love to be scratched, why they bark, and why dog food tastes so good to them.
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This is the second of Roger Caras' pair of books about most people's most familiar household companions, domestic felines and canines. For the title, the author picks up on the very very well-known phenomenal acuity and range of dogs' hearing. The book design is identical to that of "A Cat Is Watching," and in this book also, I love the line drawings featuring snippets of dog anatomy for each chapter heading. Chapter 12 describes and lists members of each (at the time of writing and publication, [...]
This is a really odd little book. Caras writes like he's read way too many mid-19th century British novelists--an inappropriate tone, I think, for a dog book by a chubby American. The book has a very strange structure and I'm not sure what the point of it was: It's a jumble of quasi-scientific research, canine heroism, fanciful domestication legends, and everyday tales from his life on the farm with his pack of dogs. I liked hearing his dog stories, but that was about it.
If you like cool stories about dogs, you'll love this book--the border collie who couldn't resist running with horses and could sense them running from inside the house, the dog who caught a piece of food expelled by the Heimlich maneuver great stuff. The author has had about 50 dogs as pets in his lifetime, and it shows. His theories on additional senses and dog evolution are interesting but ultimately not what kept me reading.
I love Roger Caras because he always has something good to say about Greyhounds! This is a well written book, with sly humor and many thought provoking chapters about man's best friend. Great addition to a dog lover's library.
Anything this man writes, I read.
This was an interesting read. I love my dogs and thought I knew pretty much a lot about dogs but this book proved me wrong. Well written and easy to read.
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