The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout - Jill Abramson Jill Abramson's chronicle of the first year living with her Golden Retriever, Scout, is not just another dog book. It's a story of grieving, and joy, humans and animals, and overcoming unexpected challenges.Abramson tells a moving tale, from losing her beloved West Highland terrier, Buddy, to bringing home tiny puppy Scout, to all of the challenges of seeing Scout grow through illnesses to *very large* adulthood. Anecdotes abound throughout the book as Abramson and her husband examine the most popular training methods (clicker, lure-based, assertive pack leader) to discover which ones are most helpful with their boisterous new friend.This is also a story about people, from the folk encountered at the Manhattan "funky run" dog park to the farmlands of Connecticut, as Abramson gets to know "dog people" in a completely different way.Those who love memoirs, dogs and human interest stories will delight in this New York Times columnist's recollections of her puppy's first year.