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A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. Author Ted Kerasote presents the latest research into animal behavior as well as the origins and evolution of human-dog interaction. Kerasote's adopted Labrador mix, Merle, showed the author how dogs might live were they free; the author suggests how they should be allowed to live and the doors that should always remain open to them.

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Ted Kerasote met and adopted Merle, a Laborador mix, while he was on a camping trip. Merle had been living in the wild, and after taking the dog home with him to Wyoming, Kerasote soon realized that Merle could not adjust to inhabiting exclusively in the human world. So he put a door in his house to let Merle live both outside and in.

A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, and presents the latest research into animal behavior as well as the origins and evolution of human-dog interaction. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live were they free; Kerasote suggests how they should be allowed to live, and the doors that should always remain open to them.

"Lawlor's breezy, energetic reading fits perfectly with this account of the author's relationship with his pet." ---Booklist

"Patrick Lawlor's narration adds more tail-wagging enthusiasm to this book. This audio...is sure to be popular with all the canine crew and is highly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review

"Informative…. Kerasote gives readers much to consider that will enrich their own relationships with their pets…. Highly recommended." ---Library Journal Starred Review
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Merle's Door

Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Author Ted Kerasote

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Publication date Jul 15, 2007

Running time 13 hrs

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