Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Canine Conundrums, Medical Mysteries & Befuddling Behaviors (英語) ペーパーバック – 2006/9/15
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Because They're Dogs!
That's why dogs drink out of the toilet.
That's why they bark when you're on the phone, smell each other's behinds, go crazy when they see the letter carrier, jump up to say hello and roll in stuff that stinks.
Everything they do makes perfect canine sense to dogs. And after you read Why Do Dogs Drink out of the Toilet?, it will make perfect sense to you, too. Award-winning pet experts Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori take you on a trip into the canine mind. And it's not at all a scary place. . . .
Dogs live to smell, to feel good, to clarify their relationship with other dogs (and with us), to love, to laugh. When you start looking at the world their way, everything falls into place. Of course they drink out of the toilet—the water is fresher. Sniffing another dog's behind is just like reading their resume, except you know nothing is made up. Barking at the letter carrier makes him go away—every single time! And rolling in stinky stuff just smells like heaven. (Because what smells heavenly is, after all, a matter of taste.)
The better you understand dogs, the easier it is to love the pooch on your couch. Find out why hunting dogs don't mind suppressing their basic instinct, how assistance dogs for the blind get their job done, why little dogs like to mix it up with big dogs, and everything you always wanted to know about canine sex but were afraid to ask.
You'll also find the answers to questions that tend to tickle your curiosity: How do dogs get into dog shows? Which breeds are made in America? Do some dogs really have dreadlocks? Do all dogs need a backyard? How did Lassie always find her way home?
You've got questions? This book's got answers.
Marty Becker, D.V.M., "America's Favorite Vet," was named Veterinarian of the Year in 2002. He is regularly featured on ABC-TV's, Good Morning America, writes a weekly column for over 500 Knight Ridder newspapers, and coauthored several of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul books for cat- and dog-lovers. He lives in Idaho.
I sent this book to my sister-in-law, a new puppy owner, and its companion book about cats to my daughter, a new kitten owner. I'm sure their respective pets will be relieved when their companion humans realise their seemingly odd behaviour is perfectly natural.
So it has to be something good, or else I'll look like a total loser and we can't have that, can we?
And now this book is the one.
Because while I wondered if it would be kind of "yawn, who could ask such an obvious question?" and "doesn't EVERYONE KNOW THAT already?", the authors actually found all these genuinely interesting and usually quite funny questions to ask, including several I had no clue as to how to answer.
On reflection I'm not sure I should have admitted that publicly.
Many copies of this will be flying around the country to my dog friends this holiday season - if, that is, I have any dog friends who won't already have bought it for themselves.