Dogs aren’t exactly shy when it comes to expressing their feelings. They do everything we humans are afraid to: dogs are ecstatic and boisterous, tactless, openly enthusiastic, take delight in rolling in disgusting things, sleep when they’re tired, and don’t care if you snore. Dogs teach us that joy is a way of life and that it does not depend on what happens each day; they always assume something fabulous is going to happen today. This book shows dogs as they truly are—bursting with happiness, tired after a hard play session, and scuffling with friends. It shows our faithful companions as exuberant puppies and it shows them getting slower, older, and wiser, with a gaze that will break your heart.
Journalist Katharina von der Leyen is one of the most famous writers on dogs, with more than 13 books as well as countless columns, articles, and helpful advice pieces on living with them, in publications including Dogs and Bild am Sonntag.