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How well do you know your dog? Did you know that dogs have dreams and fears? That they do see colour, that they smell electric storms, and feel scent as an emotion? Jeffrey Masson takes us into the world of the dog, a world created by a sense of smell one hundred million times more acute than ours, and reintroduces us to man's best friend - loyal, honest, straightforward, spontaneous and almost unbelievably forgiving. Drawing on observations of his own three dogs, as well as true stories of dogs' friendship, heroism and loyalty, Masson makes us laugh, cry and think again about our canine companions, who, unlike humans, will never lie about love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099740612
ISBN-10: 0099740613
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » Masson's ground-breaking book When Elephants Weep looked at the emotional lives of elephants. Now he's turned to dogs, and the material is rich. Here we have the fears, loves, sadnesses and even the dreams of dogs. This is a scholarly, sometimes daring book, fully backed up with notes and references, yet accessible, inviting and full of fascinating anecdotes. Two final chapters, 'Thinking like a dog' and 'In search of the soul of the dog' go to the heart of what a dog is, as has never been done before. This lovingly written book is certain to be of wide interest to all pet owners as well as others who enjoy animals. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jeffrey Masson graduated from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and was briefly Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. The book he wrote with Susan McCarthy on animal emotions, When Elephants Weep (1994), became a bestseller in the United States. Since then he has published nine books on animals and their emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats and most recently, The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving. He lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.

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