The Dogs who Came to Stay

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This is a true account, as true as I have been able to make it, of how two dogs, Lupa and Remus, entered my life and changed everything.
So begins a story, simply and endearingly told, about dogs, the people who care for them, and love. It tells how one late autumn day, a frightened, wild, black and tan stray slunk into the backyard of a home shared by two middle-aged bachelors. She had come to hide and have her pups, and no one guessed that this unpromising looking animal - a creature the "experts" said could never be tamed and could never trust - would become the regal, dignified canine called Lupa, who, along with her clever, clownish pup Remus, would take up residence in the handsome Victorian house on a Princeton side street ... and in so many hearts.
Filled with poignant anecdotes and amusing adventures about Lupa and Remus - including a voyage across the Atlantic on the QEII - The Dogs Who Came to Stay wonderfully describes the joys of man and dog together. But for George Pitcher, a gentle professor of philosophy, who first befriended Lupa and gained her trust, this relationship became something more - a true love story that gave a man back feelings he thought were lost to him forever and immeasurably enriched his life.

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A four-hankie story about two Princeton University bachelor professors and the dogs who adopt them. When a forlorn-looking, scrawny female takes up residence under an old shed in Pitcher's backyard ... Read full review

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A love story until the very last page. Beautiful. Read full review



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George Pitcher is emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton University.

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