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Dog Walks Man: A six-legged odyssey

John Zeaman

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Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Natural history

From the same agent that gave us Marley & Me. Narrative pet books dominate the natural history shelves. Over 8 million people in the UK own and dog... and thus walk one.

This is a touching, witty and thought-provoking exploration of the metaphysical aspects of the simple dog walk. Walking Pete (a standard poodle named after a Ghostbuster) opens the author up to different way of looking at the world. As he discovers more about his neighbourhood - its wild fringes, its natural wonders and the characters within it - so he becomes more aware of man's connections to his environment.Each chapter is a meditation on the wisdom derived from dogs and dog walking. Woven into the absorbing narrative are the timeless issues of avoiding saying 'w-a-l-k' in canine company; dog walkers' envy of those who find mafia murder victims and the joy of finding wild, no-rules, dog-walking land on your doorstep.John Zeaman's story of how he achieves a Thoreau-like natural harmony through the simple art of walking his dog will lift your spirits and nourish your soul.

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Praise for Dog Walks Man: A six-legged odyssey

  • John Zeaman looks at an activity that can fill hundreds of hours over the period of year, but has never had its own bard - namely walking a dog. More than a consideration of the human animal bond, this book is an amusing and thoughtful look at our ever changing environment and the flow of our lives. Well worth reading.

  • Stanley Coren, Ph.D., author of "The Modern Dog"

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