Sleeping With the Beast is not just another pretty book filled with pictures of dogs and owners romping in the fields. It is about a New England family that just happens to be comprised of a couple with two sons and five dogs”all cohabitating in one large farmhouse. Dale Ryan invites us into her home for a close-up view of what it's like to live with dogs. This is a rather intimate book about dogs and their human partners. Furthermore, the book touches on legal, moral, and philosophical issues that confront our diversified families. The author also describes how dogs should be regarded not as twenty-first-century accessories, but should be respected for their multidimensional character. The term beast is used here in the most affectionate way. In a sense we are all beasts, whether two- or four-legged. Gorgeously illustrated with four-color photographs of Dale and her family”especially the dogs.
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Dale Ryan has studied art and design and has a Bachelor of Science in art education. She has been working on projects ranging from dog shelters, schools, and sustainable, local foods for hospitals. She lives in Connecticut with her family.Review:
Dale Ryan's Sleeping with the Beast is a very different sort of book. It is a rather intimate book about dogs and their human partners. Furthermore, the book touches an legal, moral and philosophical issues that confront our diversified families. It's a close up view of what it's like to live with dogs from cooking to decorating to gardening to literally sleeping with the beast. The photos are in color and are gorgeous. It is a very honest and beautiful book. --Animals Today Radio, Peter H. Spiegal, MD
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Book Description Breeze Hill Books, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11098500830X
Book Description Breeze Hill Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 098500830X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1856474