A reader from western Pennsylvania reports that my book The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America has had a wonderful effect on his family dog, Hank. The reader's son claims that the very phrase, "The Way of Improvement Leads Home" has had a certain calming (soothing?) effect on Hank and has "made him a better dog." (True story--you can't make this stuff up!).
Here is Hank with his favorite book:
copy today. (Pet Smart executives: Are you reading this?).
Do you have an animal that loves The Way of Improvement Leads Home? If so, send us a picture and we will post it on the blog.