Author: Pija Lindenbaum
Plot Summary: A child describes Boodil, her family dog, a bull terrier, as "brilliant," "fierce, strong and brave," with "nerves of steel." The drawings in the story, however, paint a different picture, as Boodil is shown, among other things, moving very slowly, avoiding puddles, quivering under the couch, and crashing into the narrator's baby brother.
Posted In: Animal Rights, Epistemology, Metaphysics

Discussion Questions
  • How do we know what we know?
  • Do our perceptions lead to knowledge?
  • Should be believe what other people tell us? If we do, does this mean we know those things?
  • When should we believe what other people tell us?
  • Do animals have minds?
  • Do animals have thoughts?
  • Can you be friends with an animal?