It's Hazel here today
I am sitting in front of Mom's bookcase
and you can see she likes books
We were to choose a favorite story
that included a living non-human character
Our Honorable Mention is
WATCHERS by Dean Koontz.
It is the first of his books that mom read many years ago
and it was about a very smart golden retriever
It is one of her all time favorites
The story we are featuring is
Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
– a true story about a lab-mix named Merle and the free life he lived. Some may consider the book controversial as the majority of us would not give our dogs the freedom that this dog was given by his human companion. But it is a wonderful story about a special dog. Touching, sad and humorous – you will fall in love with Merle. It is the kind of book you will want to read more than once.
Here is a little more about
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
This national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends? Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert— Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle taught Ted about the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions. Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness and leadership and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership, Merle’s Door is tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating.
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Bailey, Hazel & Mabel