The Puppy Diaries

The Puppy Diaries

Raising A Dog Named Scout

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
"A work of narrative nonfiction that will chronicle the author's first year with her Golden Retreiver, Scout, based on her blog of the same name from The New York Times"--

McMillan Palgrave

An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times

One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009.

Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.

What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.



Baker
& Taylor

"An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the managing editor of The New York Times One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life"--
A chronicle of the author's first year with a golden retriever puppy offers observations on such topics as animal shelters versus breeders, vegetarian lifestyles, and celebrity dog-training methods.
A lighthearted chronicle of the author's first year with a golden retriever puppy, culled from a popular New York Times website column, complements the story with highly personal details and observations on such topics as animal shelters versus breeders, vegetarian lifestyles and celebrity dog-training methods. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805093421
Branch Call Number: 636.7527 ABR
Characteristics: 242 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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AL_HOLLYR Aug 29, 2017

Heartwarming and insightful story of pet ownership. A must read for any dog or pet lover!

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MikelleCaine
Jun 28, 2013

Has a neat insight into the struggle that owners go through in deciding how to train their dog and faces the realities that come with it.

bookfanatic1979 Feb 28, 2013

Adorable. I’m not going to own a dog anytime soon—I don’t have the time, money, space, or patience right now—but this is a wonderful way to experience puppy parenthood vicariously. Abramson offers solid training tips, and I’m sure her accounts of Scout’s naughtiness will be very reassuring to other new puppy owners.

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