Thread: Merle's Door
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Old June 24th, 2008, 01:18 PM
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I am reading this book right now and am really enjoying it. As a new dog owner living in a very rural area, I can relate. Just yesterday, Molly saw her first Whitetail Deer and chased it into the bush for quite a distance, even though I told her NO. I was worried at first but then thought about this book and how it is just a dog's natural instinct to do stuff like this. She eventually came back to me, tail wagging, saying "did you see that!? how cool was that!? "
I like the approach that the author takes- dog and human as partners, and he sure knows his stuff. He seems to approach it from a background of canine behaviour and basic instincts. However, there's no way he could have lived such a life with Merle in a city or similar setting.
I went to Ted Kerasote's website today and watched a slideshow of Merle's life. It was really neat to see pictures of them after reading about all their adventures
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
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