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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Product Description

A groundbreaking and inspiring exploration of the unique relationship between dogs and humans, from the bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has long been interested in the relationships between humans and animals, and he’s always been aware that there was something very special in our bond with dogs. No other animals love us in quite the same way as dogs love us. And it is mutual. Is it possible that we developed our capacity for love, sympathy, empathy, and compassion because of our long association with dogs?
In The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving, Masson considers the far-reaching consequences of the coevolution of dogs and humans, drawing upon recent scientific research. Over the past forty thousand years a collective domestication has occurred that brings us to where we are today—humans have formed intense bonds with dogs, and the adoration is almost always reciprocal. Masson himself has experienced a profound bond with his new dog, Benjy, a failed guide dog for the blind, who possesses an abundance of uninhibited love. Masson knows that the love he feels for Benjy—the same feeling Benjy has for all the people and animals around him—is not unique, but exemplifies a love affair unmatched in the animal world.
With wisdom, insight, and a brilliant analysis of recent scientific findings, bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson delivers a provocative and compelling book that will change the way we think about love and our canine companions.

About the Author

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of 24 books, including the New York Times bestsellers When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Face on Your Plate, and The Assault on Truth.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061771090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061771095

Doesn't this look fabulous.  I am sure to  shed a few tears while reading this one. 


  1. That book looks right up my ally!
    Although by your description I may not be able to see the words through all the tears in my eyes:)

  2. Hi! I think I would be very emotional too reading this book. It just pulls at my heart strings seeing the cover and reading about it. :)


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