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Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 9:14
Subject: [working-gundog] Merle's
Some time ago Marg from NZ recommended me to buy
and read a book with the name Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote. I ordered one from
www.amazon.com and there I found both new
and used at no big cost. I got it a few days ago.
Ted's website is found here http://www.kerasote.com/index.html
The base for the book is outdoor life, including
hunting. The main motive is Merle, a young Golden retriever-like abandoned dog
that Ted found in a national park. Weaved into the life of Ted and Merle is a
very knowledgeable scientific part about dogs origin and behaviour, written in
a splendid way, to say at least!
I started to read the book as a normal book but
very soon I found that I too would start to love Merle to the inevitable end
with her death. Since I have already cried enough this year due to the loss of
our Foxy I decided that I have had enough of that. However I jumped from one
of the scientific parts to another, that interest me more than getting
emotional, and what I read there was alone worth more than the
To start with it in all essence confirmed the
article "Mans best friend" that Cj initiated me to work out for our website.
Now, I am sure that Cj knows what he is writing about but I am not at all that
so sure about me )
I just have during the years collected knowledge
on the old floppy drive in my head. It is knowledge that I, at the moment I
saved to the floppy disk, have felt is credible but I have not made any
notes about its origin and hence, when I use it many years afterwards I am not
sure if I tell the truth or talk wildly. This also happened when I wrote the
introduction to Cj's article.
Now, after reading Merle's door I feel a lot
I can really recommend the book. Ted has deep
understanding in dogs and can really convey the message to the reader.
And some day I will read it from page to page....
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