When: Sun., Oct. 3, 3 p.m. 2010
The human-canine bond goes back a long way and is both emotional and physical, as Steven Kotler reveals in A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life. Kotler cofounded New Mexico's Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary, which saves special-needs small dogs that were destined for euthanasia at local shelters. Meet him at Diesel (5433 College Ave., Berkeley) on Sunday, October 3. 3 p.m., free. DieselBookstore.com.