The Puppy Diaries

The Puppy Diaries

Raising A Dog Named Scout

Large Print - 2011
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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."
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781410441560
Characteristics: 259 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Dec 11, 2018

EXCELLENT true story. A pleasant page turner. A gorgeous puppy too. Abramson, author, a long time executive staffer of the news, for the New York Times newspaper.
Oh, we people who want to get a dog as a puppy ... we do forget about, nor do we fully understand, the true depth and pitfalls of the emotional, financial, and lifestyle demands created by getting, and raising, a puppy. Getting a puppy can be very, very expensive. A swallowed sock chewed; surgery.
But, Jill Abramson and her husband Henry had family and friends in their constellation of support, so more help was often available when truly needed.
Touching story of making this transition ... the socialization process and difficulties of living with a puppy was a very key ingredient of information in this true story.
Also, what's it like to live with, and care for, a big dog in New York City, Manhattan, ... fascinating. Sidewalk bladder relief, and so forth.... dog runs....and so many New Yorkers have dogs, small and big. !!!!

ArapahoeStaff15 Aug 29, 2017

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

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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