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It's Raining Cats And Dogs

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In a severe thunderstorm, you might hear someone say, “it’s raining cats and dogs.”  In the United States, even in the sunniest of weather, it really is raining cats and dogs. More homes in the United States have cats and dogs than have kids. There are more than four times as many feline and canine residents of American homes than there were in the 1960s, nearly 150 million, one of them for every two of us. In a new book, the Baltimore-based writer David Grimm takes a look at how the status of our animals, in our homes, and in our society, has changed over time.  It’s called Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs.  David Grimm talks about it with Tom Hall. 
David Grimm will talk about his book Thursday night at Breathe Books in Hampden.  The event starts at 6:30. More information here.

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