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When Species Meet is an acknowledgment of the lively knottings that tie together the world I inhabit, but here I want to name some of the human and nonhuman animals who are especially entwined in the tissues of this book. All those I call my animal people and their companions must come first—the scholars, artists, friends, sports buddies, and scientists whose work is directly shaped by the critters they love and know. These people and critters helped me materially to write this book by becoming ethnographic subjects and, in the case of the humans, also by reading chapter drafts and listening critically to my rants.

Agility friends: those special buddies with whom Cayenne and I study and play agility include Pam Richards and Cappuccino, Suzanne Cogen and Amigo, Barbara McElhiney and Bud, June Bogdan and Chloe, Liza Buckner with Annabelle and Taiko, Annette Thomason and Sydney, Sharon Kennedy and Dena, Susan Cochran and Aiko, Gail and Ralph Frazier with Squeeze and Tally Ho, Derede Arthur and Soja, Susie Buford and Zipper, Connie Tuft with Tag and Keeper, Faith Bugely with Rio and Gracie, Garril Page and Cali, Clare Price and Jazz, David Connet and Megan, Joan Jamison and Boomer, Marion and Mike Bashista with Merlin and Kelli, Laurie Raz-Astrakhan and Blue, Chris Hempel and Keeper, Laura Hartwick with Ruby and Otterpup, Diana Wilson and Callie, Dee Hutton and Izzy, Luanne Vidak and Jiffy, Crissy Hastings Baugh and Gracie, Karen Plemens Lucas and Nikki, Gayle Dalmau and a skein of silky terriers (Kismet, Sprite, and Toot), and Linda Lang with Rosie and Tyler. My agility instructors are Gail Frazier, Rob Michalski (with Hobbes and Fate), and Lauri Plummer. Ziji Scott, with Ashe, knows how much she has given Cayenne and me with her spirit and her magic chiropractor's hands.

Animals in science: the dogs helping with this book who came into the world through the practices of science include Spike and Bruno (and their human Gwen Tatsuno), agility athletes who are Newfoundland-border collie crosses from breeding for the dog genome project. My dog Cayenne contributed DNA for both the merle gene identification project and a drug sensitivity test. But most of the dogs who work in science do so anonymously, live in kennels rather than homes, and all too often are in pain. They and all the other critters whose lives and deaths are built into knowledge making deserve acknowledgment, but that is only the beginning of what we owe them. Working animals, including food- and fiber-producing critters, haunt me throughout this book. Response has hardly begun.

Graduate students and visiting postdocs in my seminars linking science studies, animal studies, and feminist theory at the University of California at Santa Cruz deserve a special thanks. They include Rebecca Herzig, Thomas van Dooren, Cressida Limon, Maria Puig de la Bella-casa, Natasha Myers, Heather Swanson, Jake Metcalf, Shannon Brown-lee, Raissa Burns, Scout Calvert, Lindsey Collins, Lindsay Kelley, Sandra Koelle, Natalie Loveless, Matt Moore, Astrid Schrader, Mari Spira, Kalindi Vora, Eric Stanley, Matthew Moore, Marcos Becquer, Eben Kirksey, Martha Kenney, Chloe Medina, Cora Stratton, Natalie Hansen, Danny Solomon, Anna Higgins, Eunice Blavascunas, Nicole Archer, Mary Weaver, Jennifer Watanabe, Kris Weller, Sha LaBare, Adam Reed, and Carrie Friese (UCSF). I owe a huge debt of thanks in this book also to former students, now colleagues, especially Eva Hayward, Chris Rose, Gillian Goslinga, Kami Chisholm, Alexis Shotwell, Joe Dumit, Sarah Jain, Karen Hoffman, Barbara Ley, Anjie Rosga, Adam Geary, David

Delgado Shorter, Thyrza Goodeve, Rebecca Hall, Cori Hayden, Kim TallBear, Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Dawn Coppin, and Delcianna Winders.

Colleagues at UCSC have been crucial to my thinking about animal-human encounters, especially Gopal Balakrishnan, Karen Barad, Nancy Chen, Jim Clifford, Angela Davis, Dorothea Ditchfield, Barbara Epstein, Carla Freccero, Wlad Godzich, Jody Greene, Susan Harding (with Bijou and Lulu Moppet, not to mention Marco!), Lisbeth Haas, Emily Honig, David and Jocelyn Hoy, Gary Lease, David Marriott, Tyrus Miller, Jim McCloskey, Karen McNally, Helene Moglen, Sheila Namir, Vicki and John Pearse, Ravi Rajan, Jennifer Reardon, Neferti Tadiar, Dick Terdiman, and Anna Tsing.

Scholars, biologists, and artists from many places helped me in diverse ways with When Species Meet, including Carol Adams, Marc Bekoff, Nick Bingham, Lynda Birke, Geoff Bowker, Rosi Braidotti, Jonathan Burt, Rebecca Cassidy, Adele Clarke, Sheila Conant, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Beatriz da Costa, Troy Duster, Mike Fischer, Adrian Franklin, Sarah Franklin, Erica Fudge, Joan Fujimura, Scott Gilbert, Faye Ginsburg, Michael Hadfield, Nancy Hartsock, Deborah Heath, Stefan Helmreich, Laura Hobgood-Oster, Don Ihde, Lupicinio Iniguez, Alison Jolly, Margaretta Jolly, Caroline Jones, Eduardo Kohn, Donna Landry, Tom Laqueur, Bruno Latour, Ann Leffler, Diana Long, Lynn Margulis, Garry Marvin, Donald McCaig, Susan McHugh, Eduardo Mendietta, Alyce Miller, Gregg Mitman, Donald Moore, Darcy Morey, Molly Mullin, Aihwa Ong, Benjamin Orlove, Patricia Piccinini, Annie Potts, Beatriz Preciado, Paul Rabinow, Lynn Randolph, Karen Rader, Rayna Rapp, Jonah Raskin, Manuela Rossini, Joe Rouse, Thelma Rowell, Marshall Sahlins, Juliana Schiesari, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Joseph Schneider, Gabrielle Schwab, Evan Selinger, Barbara Smuts, Susan Squier, Leigh Star, Peter Steeves, Isabelle Stengers, Marilyn Strathern, Lucy Suchman, Anna-Liisa Syrjnen, Karen-Sue Taussig, Jesse Tesser, Charis Thompson, Nick Trujillo, Albian Urdank, Ian Wedde, Steve Woolgar, and Brian Wynne.

I have given invited papers, seminars, and lectures at too many places to name while I was thinking about this book. All of the people who read, listened, and responded made a difference. I also know how much I owe to the institutions that made research and writing possible, especially my department, History of Consciousness and the Center for Cultural Studies, at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

At a critical time, Cary Wolfe asked me if my book were committed, and then he helped me think through my chapters. His writing had already shaped me, and I am deeply grateful. The readers for the University of Minnesota Press, Isabelle Stengers and Erica Fudge, made themselves known to me after their reviews; their comments helped me immensely.

My brothers, Rick Miller-Haraway and Bill Haraway, helped me feel and think through how to write about our father, Frank Haraway, after his death. Dad's willingness to listen to my sports reports from agility underpins this book.

Sheila Peuse, Cheryl VanDeVeer, Laura McShane, and Kathy Durcan hold a special place in my soul for all their help with letters of recommendation, manuscripts, classes, students, and life.

For thinking with me about dogs and much else over many years, I owe sincere thanks to Rusten Hogness, Suze Rutherford, Susan Caudill, C. A. Sharp, Linda Weisser, Catherine de la Cruz, Katie King, Val Hartouni (and Grace), and Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi. With Susan, I mourn the loss of Willem, the Great Pyrenees, from our lives and land. Rusten not only helped me think and write better; he also used his computer savvy to nurture every stage of the process technically, and he agreed with considerable grace to our inviting a puppy dynamo into our lives in 1999 when we both knew better.

David Schneider and his standard poodle, George, taught me about Anglo-American kinship in life and death. David and I first confronted dog training together through reading Vicki Hearne and studying the awful art of obedience in classes with our long-suffering canine companions, George, Sojourner, and Alexander Berkman.

How can I acknowledge Cayenne and Roland, the dogs of my heart? This book is for them, even if they might prefer a scratch-and-sniff version, one without endnotes.

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