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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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7 Terrific Books If You’re Getting a Dog — What Books Have I Overlooked?

September 15th, 2015

Episode 123 of 401 episodes

As I mentioned, my family has a new puppy! Barnaby. It’s very exciting, and a bit overwhelming, to have a dog in the apartment. It’s wonderful; and it’s also lot of change, and I wouldn’t say that I’m the most….flexible person out there. As my sister said in episode 27 of our podcast, as she quoted from the theme song to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, “It’s gonna be a fascinating transition.” For me to process any experience, I really need to read about it. So I’ve been reading tons of dog books. Some are how-to, of the “Ultimate Guide to Dogs” type of book, but I really enjoyed — and got more — from the memoirs. Beloware some of my favorites so far. 7 Terrific Books If You’re Getting a Dog 1, Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals, Temple Grandin. I love reading Temple Grandin. 2. You Had Me a Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secret of Happiness, Julie Klam. How could I resist that title? 3. Love at First Bark: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself, Julie Klam again. Ok, full disclosure: Julie is a friend. ...

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