Raising a dog named Scout
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An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of
a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New
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.
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
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
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