A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life by Steven Kotler

By Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler was once 40 years previous and dealing with an existential crisis—which made him now not too varied from near to some other middle-aged man in la. Then he met pleasure, a lady dedicated to the reason for canines rescue. "Love me, love my dogs," used to be her rule, and never having any greater principles, Steven took it to middle. including their pack of 8 dogs—then fifteen canine, then twenty-five canines, then, good, they misplaced count—Steven and pleasure got a tiny farm in a tiny city in rural New Mexico and began the Rancho de Chihuahua, a sanctuary for canine with exact wishes. whereas puppy rescue is likely one of the greatest underground events in the United States, it's also one of many least understood. This insider examine the cult and tradition of puppy rescue starts with Kotler's own adventure operating with an ever-peculiar pack of canines and turns into a far deeper research into precisely what it capability to dedicate one's lifestyles to the bushy and the four-legged. alongside the best way, Kotler combs via each point of canine-human kinfolk, from human's lengthy background with canine via fresh study into the neuroscience of dogs companionship, finally getting to know why residing in a global of canine could be the most sensible strategy to discover the reality approximately what it relatively capacity to be human.

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