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Merle's Door [electronic Resource]

Lessons From A Freethinking Dog

By Ted Kerasote

Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merle’s life, this national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends?

Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert— Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle taught Ted about the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions.

Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness and leadership and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership, Merle’s Door is tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating.

Now including a wonderful new photo insert chronicling Merle’s life.

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Merle's door lessons from a freethinking dog

Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9780547415987


Format: Ebook
Author: Kerasote, Ted
Summary: While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog--a Labrador mix--who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle's native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in. This portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author explores the issues that animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.--From publisher description.
Title: Merle's door [electronic resource] : lessons from a freethinking dog / Ted Kerasote.
Publisher Date: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2008, c2007.
Subject: Kerasote, Ted. Dogs -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes. Dogs -- Behavior -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes Dog owners -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes.
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Isbn: 9780547415987 (electronic bk.) 0547415982 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: SF426.2 .K47 2008eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Kerasote, Ted
Summary: While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote met a dog--a Labrador mix--who was living on his own in the wild. They became attached to each other, and Kerasote decided to name the dog Merle and bring him home. There, he realized that Merle's native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world. He put a dog door in his house so Merle could live both outside and in. This portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author explores the issues that animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.--From publisher description.
Title: Merle's door [electronic resource] : lessons from a freethinking dog / Ted Kerasote.
Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
Publisher, Date: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2008, c2007.
Description: 1 online resource (398 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.
Subjects: Kerasote, Ted.
Subjects: Dogs -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes.
Subjects: Dogs -- Behavior -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes
Subjects: Dog owners -- Wyoming -- Anecdotes.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=29E66214-02B4-4133-80CA-10DB3F0C0204 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=29E66214-02B4-4133-80CA-10DB3F0C0204 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780547415987 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0547415982 (electronic bk.)
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