Made for Each Other

I'm a little late to the party here, (not Lassie's party! More on that below.) but I am loving Meg Daley Olmert's book, Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond. I'm not all that far along yet, but early on I was asking myself why in heaven's name this book has been sitting on my bed side table without being picked up. It should be no surprise that I'd love a book that combines research on behavior specific to our relationship with dogs, but the value added kicker is that she's such a good writer. In the second chapter she talks a lot about oxytocin and its role in social bonding. This is something I have talked about quite a bit, both in For the Love of a Dog, this blog and in my UW course on Human-Animal Relationships. Still, I learned some new things that I just love Read More