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A Small Furry Prayer - Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs" was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila, and their eight dogs-then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count-bought a postage-stamp-size farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Prayer chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their special needs pack. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. An insider look at the "cult and culture" of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from humans' long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.

Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs" was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila, and their eight dogs-then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count-bought a postage-stamp-size farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Prayer chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their special needs pack. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. An insider look at the "cult and culture" of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from humans' long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.
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Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs" was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila, and their eight dogs-then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count-bought a postage-stamp-size farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Prayer chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their special needs pack. While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. An insider look at the "cult and culture" of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from humans' long history with dogs through brand-new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Foley

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:11


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:58


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:11


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:53


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:43


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:50


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

05:58


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

11:34


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

04:43


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

08:44


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

10:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

15:16


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

03:50


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

10:04


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

14:56


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

16:52


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

04:04


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

09:15


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

12:07


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

18:57


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

15:52


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

06:23


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

11:13


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

10:55


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

08:07


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

07:30


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

12:55


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

17:46


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

08:35


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

16:33


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

08:59


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

06:57


Part 7, Chapter 35
Part 7, Chapter 35

08:44


Part 7, Chapter 36
Part 7, Chapter 36

16:45


Part 7, Chapter 37
Part 7, Chapter 37

10:59


Part 8, Chapter 38
Part 8, Chapter 38

15:43


Part 8, Chapter 39
Part 8, Chapter 39

11:52


Part 8, Chapter 40
Part 8, Chapter 40

15:02


Part 8, Chapter 41
Part 8, Chapter 41

12:51


Part 8, Chapter 42
Part 8, Chapter 42

18:14


Part 8, Chapter 43
Part 8, Chapter 43

14:37


Part 9, Chapter 44
Part 9, Chapter 44

11:20


Part 9, Chapter 45
Part 9, Chapter 45

13:18


Part 9, Chapter 46
Part 9, Chapter 46

22:08


Part 9, Chapter 47
Part 9, Chapter 47

17:23


Part 9, Chapter 48
Part 9, Chapter 48

08:26


Part 9, Chapter 49
Part 9, Chapter 49

00:40