Currently Reading

I started this book yesterday: How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do. By  psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren.

How Dogs Think is full of details about the physiology of dogs’ perceptions. I’ve always known that dogs (or any other living creature) don’t see, hear, feel, taste and smell the same way we do, but I didn’t have any information on how they do experience the world, which it’s what this book offers among other fascinating stuff.

I’ve barely started, but I got 4 pages already highlighted.

I love the many historical references of the first page that involved dogs, such as the high opinion of dogs from Greek philosophers such as Plato and Diogenes, or how in the O.J. Simpson crime the victim’s dog (Kato) was the one who “looked for help” and led a neighbour to the bodies, which was how the bodies were discovered.

Pretty brilliant so far… More to come.

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