A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me by Jon KatzSometimes, change comes on four legs.
In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who’d read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him—a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement—but, as he writes, “Change loves me. . . . It comes in all forms. . . . Sometimes, change comes on four legs.” Shortly thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year shows how a man discovered much about himself through one dog (and then another), whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years
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Is 1 dog-year really equal to 7 human-years? With this calculator, you can convert the age of dogs to their human equivalent — and from human-years to dog-years. Most humans know that dogs age faster than humans. But it is not true that one dog year is equivalent to 7 human years. Because for calculating age, the size and weight of the dog are much more important. In addition, you will receive a number of tips on what makes your dog age especially quickly.
Even though this formula has been around for a surprisingly long time, the reality is not so cut-and-dried. Cassidy, a curator of the Charles R. Connor Museum at Washington State University, who compiles studies about longevity in dogs. One explanation for how this formula got started is that the ratio seems to have been based on the statistic that people lived to about 70, and dogs to about It was a way to encourage owners to bring in their pets at least once a year.