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Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
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Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote  
(Author)Publisher: Harcourt (July 2, 2007) 
ISBN-10: 0151012709
ISBN-13: 978-0151012701
From Publishers Weekly
Humorous, jubilant and touching by turns, this story of the relationship between man and dog is informed by the author's grasp of animal research and his attachment to Merle, a stray dog he adopted.

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Review Date: Thu June 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I loved this book. It is an amazing story about an amazing dog. I also enjoy the way the author goes into studies on animal behaviors to theorize about what Merle may be thinking and why he does what he does.

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Review Date: Thu June 18, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great story, A really fun read
Cons: Perhaps a bit much of attributing human emotions and thought processes on the dogs, but then again dont all dog lovers do that?

A great story of an outdoor man, who rescues and keeps an injured dog he found while on a hunting trip.Merle, as Ted names the dog, teaches his owner how to live in the now and not the past or the future. Funny, tragic, dramatic and the photos included in the book will take your breath away, also check out the author's website for more pictures of Merle and his life.
This is a 2 box Kleenex read.

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Review Date: Fri June 19, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
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I loved this book! It was one of those hard to put down books. I personally didn't care for the parts where he would cite some study that was done to try to explain Merle's behavior. I loved how free spirited Merle was. When I get my copy back from the folks I have loaned it to, I am going to read it again!

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