Spanning almost 9 decades, the collection featuring contributions from such celebrated minds as John Updike, Margaret Atwood, James Thurber, Susan Orlean, and even the patron saint of “the other facet,” famed canine-lover E. Wendy and Caroline proceed to flyer the neighborhood, go to every animal shelter within the neighborhood, and even, in their desperation, enlist the help of a psychic who specializes in lost pets — however to no avail.
Since I chanced upon a surviving copy this yr, and because it’s so impossibly great, I’m throwing it in as a bonus decide. Our world is totally different, zoologically talking — less straightforward and extra grisly. We reside in the eye of an excellent storm of extinction, on a planet hemorrhaging dwelling things so quick that half of its nine million species might be gone by the tip of the century. At my place, the teddy bears and laughing penguins kept coming. But I didn’t notice the lengths to which humankind now has to go to maintain some semblance of precise wildlife on the earth.
In this specific case, it appears, Malcolm Gladwell was incorrect in asserting, “Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs.” Dogs, for White, … Read More