Dogs Make Us Human
IT’S NO SECRET that man’s best friend lives a charmed life in Seattle. Our pups can belly up to the bar at Norm’s and frolic leash-free in their own parks; they even eat better than most college students. So expect the new book by author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and renowned Seattle photographer Art Wolfe, Dogs Make Us Human: A Global Family Album (Bloomsbury USA; October 4), to fly off local shelves. Wolfe culled 100 of his favorite photos of canines and their owners from his journeys around the globe as a wildlife photographer. There’s a pierced, painted Yanomamö man with his hunting dog in Venezuela, a New Zealand shepherd with his furry mates. It’s part travelogue, part hypnosis: You’ll head straight for the ASPCA after glimpsing the adorable Myanmar girl cradling a newborn retriever. Meanwhile, Masson continues the conversation he started in his 1999 best-seller Dogs Never Lie About Love. “Dogs don’t care about our status, our color, our ethnicity…. Our cross-species friendship is a universal relationship that cuts across all cultures and continents,” he writes. But what about the cultures that serve canine for supper? Yes, we said it, and no, they’re not in this book. Dogs Make Us Human is available on amazon.com on Sept 27, and in stores Oct 4.