What's a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 09:05:58 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00AJ3W2OK | 2012 | 249 MB
Genre: Animals related, Dog
John Homans adopted his dog, Stella, from a shelter for all the usual reasons: fond memories of dogs from his past, a companion for his son, an excuse for long walks around the neighborhood. Soon enough, she is happily ensconced in the daily workings of his family. And not only that: Stella is treated like a family member - in ways that dogs of his youth were not. Spending humanlike sums on vet bills, questioning her diet and exercise regimens, contemplating her happiness - how had this all come to pass, when the dogs from Homans's childhood seemed quite content living mostly out in the yard?