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Review of 'Beyond the tether'

By Leo Uzych

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Reviews the book, "Beyond the Tether" by Bruno G. Botti (2007). This book is the fascinating story of an emotional, physical, and spiritual bond binding a Husky dog and its "human pack". The author, Bruno G. Botti, has pursued an eclectic and multitiered career, comprised of the diverse strata of writing, as well as professional baseball and entrepreneurship. In anthropomorphic fashion, Botti ascribes an expansive array of human-type emotions to a Husky, and endows her further with "special gifts". As described quite interestingly by Botti, Tasha has a deep reservoir of diverse human-like emotions, including sadness, joy, devotion, compassion, and stubbornness. Akin to humans, Tasha exhibits complex behavior. She seeks the approval of others, suffers grief, and demonstrates protectiveness and loyalty. Additionally, Tasha embodies amazingly keen senses, extraordinary perceptiveness, very sharp instincts, and great intelligence. Indeed, as fleshed out by Botti, Tasha is the embodiment of "special abilities" rising to an extrasensory level. A great strength of this book is that, in the context of an enthralling story, it raises a multitude of intriguing questions relating to animal behavioral science. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

Publication Title Activities, Adaptation & Aging
Volume 34
Issue 3
Pages 237-238
ISBN/ISSN 0192-47881544-4368
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1080/01924788.2010.501486
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  1. Animal ethology
  2. Behavioral research
  3. Dogs
  4. Emotions
  5. peer-reviewed
  6. physical bonding
  7. Physical Contact
  8. Spirituality
  9. Spiritual Well Being
  1. peer-reviewed