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By David Goode

The connection among canines and people has been meditated because the starting of human tradition, with lasting expressions present in artwork, philosophy, literature, and technological know-how. at the moment, there's a huge physique of medical literature approximately this courting established basically upon organic, genetic, and mental ways. it is just in the earlier decade that sociologists have proven a concerted curiosity within the social association of dog-human interplay, and twiddling with My puppy Katie is an instance of this circulate. a distinct DVD is additionally integrated with the booklet.

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These are what Schutz (1974) would have referred to as my “in order to” motives for engaging in this study. First, it was something I knew intimately and enjoyed, having played with my dog often during the four years she had been with us. I was, in these ways, what EM describes as “uniquely adequate” to the research (see below). Second, the phenomenon of playing ball with Katie seemed entirely mundane and most unremarkable, and these elements were attractive in making it a candidate for analysis.

This prospect was immediately appealing for several reasons. These are what Schutz (1974) would have referred to as my “in order to” motives for engaging in this study. First, it was something I knew intimately and enjoyed, having played with my dog often during the four years she had been with us. I was, in these ways, what EM describes as “uniquely adequate” to the research (see below). Second, the phenomenon of playing ball with Katie seemed entirely mundane and most unremarkable, and these elements were attractive in making it a candidate for analysis.

She was always very fond of corgis, was often seen traveling with them, had them in her children’s nursery as companion dogs, and continues her association with them to this day. Corgis love children, children love them, and as long as the dogs are trained not to nip, they make very fine family companion dogs. Corgis have a reputation of being playful, insistent (strong-willed, they are considered generally “hard dogs” rather than “soft dogs”) and with a penchant for showing off. Katie has the above attributes.

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