The Social Lives of Dogs (Paperback)
The Grace of Canine Company
Gallery Books, 9780743422369, 256pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2001
The Social Lives of Dogs presents marvelous evidence of the power of the group -- and shows us that those who are fortunate enough to be given the trust of an honorable dog will also have their lives enriched.
About the Author
Praise For The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company…
The Denver Post
A lovingly detailed chronicle of canines.
Los Angeles Times
She makes the naysayers...seem a vanishing breed....The world opens up before her with no end to interspecies communication, which is her gift.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Author of the Emperor's Embrace, Dogs Never Lie About Love, and When Elephants Weep
Nobody inhabits the minds of domestic animals the way Elizabeth Marshall Thomas does. The Social Lives of Dogs is a beautiful sequel to her great tribute to the animal world, The Hidden Life of Dogs. It is just wonderful, brimming with new insights. And it carries her compelling argument in favor of the complexity of the minds of these creatures one step further, convincing me -- and, I am sure, everyone who reads her book with an open heart -- that the animals in our homes are more like family than pets.
Author of Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
Masterly at description, equipped with a deep regard for the essential dogness of dogs, and attuned to the tiny things....An affecting read.
The Boston Herald
It is reassuring to have our observations articulated by one who inhabits the minds of animals as convincingly as does Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.
The New York Times
A continuation of the author's 1993 bestseller, The Hidden Life of Dogs, by an anthropologist who leaps over parochial limits to the proper study of mankind.