Five short stories. - Inu wo Kau (Raising a Dog) - Soshite Neko wo Kau (And Then, Caring for a Cat) - Niwa no Nagame (View of the Backyard) - Sannin no Hibi (Three People's Days) - Yakusoku no Chi (Promised Land)
The first one tells the death of an old dog, hence the title. The last one is a bit similar to a later work of the author, Kamigami no Itadaki.
Inu wo Kau won the Shogakukan Manga Award (examination committee special) in 1992.