The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

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  • Title: The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout
  • Author: Jill Abramson
  • ISBN: 9780805093421
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Okay, my first posting was essentially a love letter to a golden I lost almost 2 years ago that still has me fully wrapped around the axle Here s the real review if the object of the writer is to inform or entertain and preferably both Abramson has come up woefully short Jill, if you re listening you need to do than put a cute photo on the dustjacket Endless pages about the price of Purina Pro chow do not a book make Most grating were her opinions on special services such as canine aquatic sess [...]


  2. The Puppy Diaries by Jill AbramsonNarrated by Beth MacDonaldLength Unabridged 5 hours on 4 CD sPublished by Macmillan Audio, 2011When NY Times editor Jill Abramson lost her beloved westie Buddy to illness she didn t want to take the advice of her friends and family to get a new dog She was still grieving and secretly unsure if she could ever love another dog as much as she had loved her beloved Buddy I think anyone who has ever bonded with a dog, only to lose them, has experienced these same pai [...]


  3. Given my love of dogs and dog stories that end with the dog still alive , I would have thought I would have loved this book Alas, it was not to be What I didn t like about it boiled down to one thing Please don t act like you re jes folks when you re really extraordinarily privileged The gesture may be well meaning, but it s condescending Given the author s and her husband s careers, their multiple homes in pricey locales, and their ability for one of them to jet clear across the country for a d [...]


  4. What a curious book I enjoyed it, but I m in that state just before getting a dog where you soak up everything you can find to prepare in someway I can t imagine recommending it to anyone else or referring back to it It seems Abramson wrote a blog for the NYT where she is the executive editor on her puppy s first year, and naturally, was able to get it published as a book.There s lots of jaw dropping anecdotes about rich Manhattan dog owners doggie hospice Indoor Swimming pools for dogsghtly gri [...]


  5. When I first read the description of The Puppy Diaries I thought, hey this could be an interesting read Maybe somewhat like Marley Me I thought the stories would be heartwarming and the dog s personality would just jump out at you But about thirty pages into the book I realized it wasn t going to be that way.To put it simply, it was boring It came to a point where I had to force myself to continue to read it Since the whole book is about the puppy, Scout, the reader has to feel connected or feel [...]


  6. Naw Puppy on the cover Of course I was going to read this book My love for animal biography memoirs is insatiable I haven t been able to walk past one in a store without buying it since Marley and Me I m not 100% sure, but I think I picked this one up second hand in Canberra a few weeks ago I love that this is the story of Scout s first year There is no graceful, aging pooch on its deathbed here I love the truly puppy antics, the chewed shoes, the leash pulling, the love I read animal stories as [...]


  7. When Jill Abramson introduced her new nine week old puppy to the followers of her blog on the New York Times s website, she was unprepared for the overwhelming response Within an hour of being posted, the first puppy blog was the number one most e mailed story on the Times s website The Puppy Diaries is an outgrowth of those blog posts This is the story of how Abramson and her husband adopted and raised the British Standard Golden Retriever which they named Scout after the character in To Kill A [...]


  8. 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 popul [...]


  9. ESte livro pode considerar se mais um document rio do que um livro, pois descreve de fio a pavio todas as aventuras e desventuras da perda de um c o, companheiro de muitos anos, e a aquisi o de uma nova cachorra um livro bonito, com conselhos teis que eu, dona de 4 c es, achei muito interessantes.N o que seja uma obra que nos deixe de boca aberta , mas o livro ternurento muitas vezes dei por mim a sorrir ao ler as tropelias que a cadela Scout fazia, pois j tenho passado por situa es semelhantes [...]


  10. How could I possibly give Scout less than 4 starslook at him It would have been 5 but no one is perfect tham my Sam and Giggio This was a good book on a year well spent raising a pup Scout wasn s as humourous as John Grogan s Marley but a close second Scout is one lucky guy to have such great doggie parents and a book to bootis is a fun read for anyone who loves and or owns dogsl the trials and tribulationsl the heartache and worryl the joy and unconditional lovel the highs and lowsl the memori [...]


  11. I m admittedly of a cat person, but when my book club picked this title, I figured I was in for an entertaining read My friend constantly entertains me with her puppy s mischievous shenanigans, so I was expecting a lot of sticky situations and embarrassing moments Somehow though, the author manages to make this a mindnumbingly dull read and is herself an utterly unrelatable narrator She tries to poke fun at the ridiculous expense some people incur to cater to their dogs, then does it herself on [...]


  12. I m a great big sucker for a warm and tender animal story This is no exception The story of a lovely blonde golden retriever dog from meeting with the breeders and over one year old What a cute little spirit of a dog I laughed and laughed, and wanted to hug and pet him so much I could hardly stand it His name is Scout and a precious dog he is Not to say he was perfect, cause he wasn t They had to work with him in training a lot, but he worked through some good trials that helped to make him a wo [...]


  13. I listened to this while exercising It was light and cute I could relate to the chewing and pulling The author certainly had resources than the average person The story was also about her grieving for her previous dog and how it takes time for the new dog fill the void in their own unique way.



  14. A delightful dog biography with lots of information on raising a puppy when you consider it as an integral part of your life.


  15. 4.5 Stars I listened to this book while driving It was exactly what I expected from a book called the puppy diaries cute, insightful, and touching.


  16. Ever since my husband and I adopted our now 10 year old border collie Maverick from the Humane Society I have had a special place in my heart for stories about dogs, memoirs about the ways that dogs have changed people s lives pretty anything having to do with dogs, any type of dog This year alone I have read a few dog memoirs and thoroughly enjoyed the stories shared by my fellow dog parents out there When I given the book The Puppy Diaries Raising a Dog Named Scout for review I was thrilled Be [...]


  17. I d give this book 2 1 2 stars As the executive editor of the New York Times, and having had a wildly popular column about her puppy, I expected superb storytelling skills from Jill Abramson The book was perfectly adequate with a few amusing anecdotes, but overall I found it to be pretty bland There was nothing to make it noteworthy or memorable Having a 7 month puppy myself, I know firsthand there is plenty of material for a laugh out loud and touching book The Puppy Diaries, however, didn t de [...]


  18. An enchanting tale of the trials, tribulations and joys of raising a puppy.In The Puppy Diaries you meet and get to tag along with the author Jill and her husband Henry as they raise their beautiful dog named Scout from puppy through early adulthood Their story begins with their introduction of Buddy a feisty Westie, Jill s first dog Scout however joined the Abramson s later in their life after they had raised their children and became empty nesters The story of Buddy left me teary eyed, as a do [...]


  19. The Puppy Diaries Raising a Dog Named Scout, by Jill Abramson, 2011, Henry Holt and Company, 22, 242 ppWhoever said, You can t tell a book by its cover was right The Puppy Diaries has an adorable white platinum blonde golden retriever puppy on the cover the book inside, however, does not quite measure up to the promise on the outside.Abramson, an editor at The New York Times, had an incredibly successful column on the paper s website about her first year of living with Scout, her puppy named aft [...]


  20. Reading about Scout while waiting for MurphyI m a cohort of author Jill Abramson, that is I qualify as an ABBD, Aging Baby Boomer w Dog, or let me qualify that even further, I m an aging baby boomer about to be with dog.Murphy, the cutest little caramel colored Labradoodle ever, was born on March 6, 2012 I wish I could show you a picture He ll graduate from puppy boot camp and join the family my wife and me when he s about ten weeks old.As you can well imagine I read with rapt interest Abramson [...]


  21. Kayla AllgyerMs HunterEnglish 910 22 13 The Puppy Diaries Raising a Dog Named Scout By Jill Abramson The following is a summary of this book The main characters in this book are the narrator author, Henry her husband, and their new dog named Scout While there are many other characters in this book these are the most important ones The story takes place in a combination of the author s homes in Connecticut and Manhattan This is a little troublesome trying to take care of a new puppy and live in t [...]


  22. Whoever said, You can t tell a book by its cover was right The Puppy Diaries has an adorable white platinum blonde golden retriever puppy on the cover the book inside, however, does not quite measure up to the promise on the outside.Abramson, an editor at The New York Times, had an incredibly successful online column about her first year with Puppy Scout, named after the sprite in the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Perhaps the periodic web updates during Scout s first year were po [...]


  23. I listened to this as an audio book, so my opinion of my experience may be different from other readers.The woman who read this book did a good job She was easy to understand and not distracting, however, occasionally there was a slight clicking sound in the background when she was talking that was distracting to me as if she had some built up saliva making noises in the back of her mouth throat I m not sure if others would hear this and be bothered.This book was part memoir and part things to k [...]


  24. Hard not to like a book with a cute little Golden Retriever on the front I don t think Abramson told dog lovers anything new with this book, but in sharing her story of Scout s first year, she reminded us of the efforts it takes to bring a new pet into the family, particularly when the family is still mourning the loss of a longtime companion, and how there are many opinions out there on how to raise the dog, but it is really up to each owner to figure out what works best with a particular dog.S [...]


  25. Books about dogs are quickly becoming my new favorite genre, specifically those that tell the story of a dog and its owner I love Marley Me, and now with my own Bagle Hound Memphis, I ve been trying to read like it Add to that the Creative Non Fiction class I took last semester for fun, and I ve been writing my own Dog Narratives That s what I m calling stories like Jill Abramson and her British standard golden retriever Scout s And all in all, I enjoyed it.Interested as I am in the genre, I pi [...]


  26. raro pegar em livros com hist rias ver dicas N o se trata de n o gostar mas sim de uma prefer ncia por mundos fantasiosos e de mais dif cil alcance Deve ser por isso quando pego numa hist ria como a de Jill e Sout existe uma certa resist ncia em mim para come ar a leitura que acaba por se desvanecer na p gina 10 se a hist ria estiver bem escrita.Jill Abramson trabalha no The New York Times por isso f cil de imaginar que a sua escrita interessante e de f cil compreens o e, mais do que a hist ria [...]


  27. After looking forward to this book for a very long time, I have to say that it was quite a letdown.Okay, shame on me for thinking it was a memoir While it partly was, it was also was supposedly a how to sort of book Unfortunately, it really was neither The only reason I finished reading it was because I thought the dog was great The writert so much And I have a healthy appreciation for what she has accomplished.Journalistic research was not what I expected, but there was plenty Too much, in fact [...]


  28. Being an animal lover I love all books about animals so I m a bit biased right from the word go While this was a good book there was a bit of an emotional disconnect for me I think Abramson is a great writer, but that she s a great article writer It felt to me like she was presenting the facts, as you would in a news article The emotional connection, even when she was talking about how she felt, seemed to be lacking The story itself is pretty good and I liked getting to know Scout He is such a p [...]


  29. I bought this for cheap at Barnes and Noble I m always up for a quick, easy read about puppies I had a correct assumption.Abramson s epilogue actually seemed to summarize my feelings about this book pretty well I was thoroughly annoyed at the distance that Abramson s class created between us She makes enough money to have two houses, spend thousands of dollars, and talk to interview hire top notch animals behaviorists trainers etc Her economic status made it difficult to take her issues seriousl [...]