Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
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.
Praise For Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog…
"The world is lucky to have this book."—ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS, author of THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS
PRAISE FOR OUT THERE
"[A] sly, funny, and wise look at the world beyond the walls that we erect to keep ourselves safe from the wilderness and to keep the wilderness safe from us."—ALEXANDRA FULLER, author of DON’T LET’S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT
— Booklist (starred review)
— Dr. Bruce Fogle, D.V.M., author of The Dog's Mind
— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of Dogs Never Lie About Love
— Juliet Clutton-Brock, author of A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals
— Library Journal (starred review)
— Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., author of For the Love of a Dog
— People Magazine Summer Reading Round-Up
— Publishers Weekly
— Stanley Coren, author of How Dogs Think
— Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151012701, 416pp.
Publication Date: July 2, 2007
About the Author
TED KERASOTE is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, the New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.