"This middle grade adaptation of Our Dogs, Ourselves is an eye-opening, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated book about humans' complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with man's best friend by New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog-Young Readers Edition. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. Even while we see ourselves in dogs, we also treat them in surprising ways. On the one hand, we let them into our beds, we give them meaningful names, make them members of our family, and buy them the best food, toys, accessories, clothes, and more. But we also shape our dogs into something they aren't meant to be. Breeding dogs has led to many unhealthy pups. Many dogs have no homes, or live out their lives in shelters. How is it possible that we can treat the same species in these two totally different ways?"-- Provided by publisher.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature.