Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton and Emily Bronte by Maureen Adams looks at the "profound and often unexplored influence a handful of canine companions had on five of the greatest voices in women's literature."* Adams, an author and psychologist, was drawn to her subjects after her own Golden Retriever, Cody, coaxed her through a depression. I have my own shaggy muse, Darby, and I know many of the artists I feature on Dog Art Today have built their businesses and their art around theirs. This book sounds like a fascinating exploration into the intense bond we've all been lucky to experience. Post a review if you read it. * Read Phil Davis's entire review here.