recruiting takes place in peoples yards, or outside stores, or with a bit of violence and trickery. throw the fourleggers into a van. decode them. sort them by species and taste. decorate the dog, decorate the dogs mind, upsize the paws, or the whole creature, frame a burroughs portrait, sing a tune about being brought to your roads end and reborn as something else. you can't go the same way, unfortunately, though another path is open. a grimier, grainier, more painful approach. hopefully bliss is at the end of it, but i don't know. might just ruin you. will probably ruin you.