Monday, May 17, 2010

Another great book to read

This is a dog book. It's called Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog, by Ted Kerasote.

I like how the author interweaves fascinating information about wolves vs. domesticated dogs into the story. The story (nonfiction) is about a dog who chooses the man, and how they live not as dog and master, but as equals. That's where the door comes in - Merle (the dog) has his own doggie door and comes and goes as he pleases, which is helped greatly by the fact that his human lives far from civilization and roads, so Merle is relatively safe running around outside. This would never work in most cases, but it's a great read, and it's fascinating how it can be if both dog and man are equals. Great book, and you'll know a lot more about wolves and dogs when you're done, and will have enjoyed learning it!


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