A Thriftstore Gem
Recently, we made a trip through Yellow Springs, Ohio. While there, we stopped in to a number of interesting shops, most steeped in Haight Ashbury nostalgia and reeking og patchouli. One of the highlights, mainly for its lack of cloying incense, was Darkstar Books and Gifts. An cool little place with an incredible selection of comics, hardbacks, and interesting pop culture paraphernalia. On one of the shelves, marked at only five dollars, I discovered this. Written in 1936, it is an in-depth look at the care and feeding of our best friends. Inside, is an incredible amount of information concerning a trend which is currently being thought of as revolutionary, home cooking for dogs.
It also contains many interesting insights into the way people viewed their pets eighty years ago. I’ve included a couple lines from the book that I found most interesting.
It leads one to wonder, after all this time and generations of coercive training and hard corrections, did our grandparents (or great-grandparents) know even more than we do about how to treat our canine companions?