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After raising 11 dogs and pondering their everyday behavior, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas wrote The Hidden Life of Dogs, a singularly appealing volume that’s bounded onto the best-seller lists. While it’s true that we anthropomorphize dogs, Thomas says, dogs “cynomorphize” us, too; for instance, a dog firmly believes that a grimy soup bone sets human mouths to watering. Perhaps her notions of canines “in love” sound, ahem, far-fetched, but pet owners are likely to be captivated when she reads at 6 p.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919. (Nathalieop de Beeck)