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Ted Kerasote is the author of many books, including the national bestseller "Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog" and "Out There: In The Wild in a Wired Age", which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, The New show more York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Td Krasot, Ted Kerasote, by Ted Kerasote

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Birthdate
1959-04-08
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
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journalist

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I think my dog and Merle would have definitely gotten along. I also think I want to retire in Kelly, Wy. This book is a great read if you have ever fallen in love with the Rockies or a dog, or both. There was a lot that resonated with me in this book because our dogs seem so much a like, but I think a lot of that has to do with them both being found dogs. There are just certain things about mutts that you don't get from pure breeds. Kerasote does have a tendency to antropomorphise, but I think that comes out of the depth of emotion he felt for Merle.… (more)
 
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Library_Guard | 53 other reviews | Jun 17, 2024 |
A writer?s journey with a stray pup he picked up while river rafting with friends in Utah. A remarkable dog who led a life beside his human almost as equals. Ted includes the history of dogs and the findings of experts as to their behavior. A compelling story of a very special dog.
 
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bentstoker | 53 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
Touching and controversial (to me) book about a Wyoming man who adopts a dog and details the adventures they have together. Some of his thinking is repugnant to me: all dogs do not want to be off leash and run around town, not all dogs can figure out things for themselves (Merle was very astute) and I don't think dogs have the emotions that he described. It got annoying to read what Merle was "thinking". I have dogs, and I know they think...but not to the degree that Kerasote thinks they do.

Merle had a great life, and was loved and had many adventures. This book will challenge your thinking about what a dog's life should consist of (free roaming, shock collars, raw meat..etc). Some of you will agree, some disagree. However, one thing is true, no matter what you believe; Merle was a happy and well loved canine.
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kwskultety | 53 other reviews | Jul 4, 2023 |
This is a fantastic book for dog lovers. The story of the author and Merle is intriguing and emotional. They are partners in every sense of the word.

In addition, the author provides a lot of information about theories and research in dog evolution and behavior.
 
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grandpahobo | 53 other reviews | Jun 20, 2021 |

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