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Publisher Description

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.

A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all 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.

GENRE
Lifestyle & Home
RELEASED
2008
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
7.9
MB

Customer Reviews

sleinc ,

Merle's Door

This is the best dog book--fiction or non-fiction--I've ever read!

Ralphnun1 ,

Merle’s Door

Excellent but made me cry.

Mousemom7492 ,

Heartwarming

This is one of the most heartwarming stories I’ve read. I love dogs and this dog is a wonderful dog. This man and his dog’s relationship is lived out in a wonder filled life together. I know this kind of love from a great dog. This is a great story.

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