The meaning of Christmas is often cited a s peace on earth and good will toward men, and no species alive illustrates that ideal better than the dog. Dogs give without expecting to receive. They are our family, our best friends, and our confidants. Christmas Dogs features some of our best contemporary authors as well as an assortment of canine advocates sharing their most unforgettable Yuletide memories with their most faithful companion-their dog. And though the stories range from sweet and sentimental to complex and thought provoking to laugh-out-loud funny, they all exemplify the true meaning of Christmas.