Canine Bliss

Dec 9 2012 @ 12:54pm

Maria Popova praises John Homans' new book, What’s a Dog For?. An excerpt:

It’s not that a dog accepts the cards it’s been dealt; it’s not aware that there are cards. James Thurber called the desire for this condition ‘the Dog Wish,’ the ‘strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.’ This is a dog’s blessing, a dim-wittedness one can envy.