Fifteen Dogs, an Intriguing Book

I recently finished reading Fifteen Dogs, by Canadian author André Alexis.  This thoughtful book uses dogs given ‘human intelligence’ to explore questions of thought, feeling, life and death, and other aspects of what it means to be human or canine.  I would recommend it to all philosophically inclined readers, not just for dog lovers. …

Nuremberg Dogs

Our first stop in Europe was Nuremberg, Germany, infamous as a Nazi center of activity and for the trials of Nazi war criminals, but a lovely city to visit today.  We happened to visit at the opening of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival.  This city is using its dark …

Dogs in Art of Europe

I’ve been on the road in Europe, enjoying many things, including visiting museums and noting lots of dogs in art, like the one above doing what dogs have always done when no one is looking!  I think it’s fun to see canine friends immortalized in paint and wonder about their …