Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Reader Rabbit Recommends: Merle's Door


maggie the reader rabbit

Join our Adult Summer Reading program, and Paws to Read along with Maggie. Maggie is not only a wonderful pet, she loves to sink her teeth into a good book.  

This week Maggie (our Reader Rabbit) recommends:

Merle’s door: Lessons from a freethinking dog

By Ted Kerasote
Non-Fiction, 2nd floor, 636.7092 Kerasote

Nature/adventure writer Ted Kerasote was on a camping trip in the desert when a large young stray dog appeared and claimed Ted as his own. Kerasote named him Merle: the book’s title refers to the door Kerasote made in their Wyoming home so that Merle could come and go as he chose. The town was small with not many fences or cars so Merle was free to roam, socialize and bond with dogs and townspeople alike. Having Merle in his life led Kerasote to research the canine species as well as dog/human interaction; he intersperses these facts with Merle’s story. Merle and Kerasote hunted, skied and hiked, not as master and dog but as true partners in a blessed human/canine relationship. One wishes all dogs could be so lucky. 

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