By Diana Wells
As Wells examines her past--her peripatetic youth, her eccentric relations, her grief over the deaths of enjoyed ones--Luggs presents a bridge among therapist and sufferer. puppy lover by way of nature, historian through alternate, Wells unearths herself fascinated by the connections that canines and people have shared for centuries--and what those bonds let us know approximately our personal psyches.
Wells observes that education a puppy has a lot in universal with the healing concepts her psychologist employs. having a look into contemporary experiments that experience proved canines larger at studying human habit than chimps or wolves, Wells explores the subtleties of her personal courting with canine. more and more she reveals herself agreeing with Diogenes, the unique Greek cynic (the notice cynic comes from the greek kuon, that means "dog"), who acknowledged that except we predict like canines, happiness will elude us.
Wells analyzes what we identify our canines, how we breed them, how we now have explored the barren region with them, the categories of literature we write approximately them, why we like them, and, most crucial, what we will research from them.
whilst an unforeseen disorder befalls Beth, Luggs comforts the 2 girls, and his devotion is helping Wells come to just accept that relationships--despite the potential of damage and pain--are what lifestyles is all about.
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My Therapist's Dog: Lessons in Unconditional Love by Diana Wells