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The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout | [Jill Abramson]

The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

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 website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year.
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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 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' 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, and 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.

©2011 Jill Abramson (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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    I love dogs; and I loved sharing it with the author


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    Her decision to go with another dog to help her heal her body


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    Keep up the production of new books

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    Robin 11-26-11
    Robin 11-26-11

    Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...

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    for those of us who have dogs, there's really nothing new here ... 2 empty nesters get a puppy.

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