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Feb 21, Carolyn rated it liked it Shelves: a-good-one-yes. I want to be the woman in this book. She described it all so well.
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Who wouldn't want a wolf dog to traverse the wild with? Yet there were so many horrible lessons in it to warn one, not to take on such a task. Similar to folks who get Pit bulls and expect them not to fight or attack other dogs. Or get a Border Collie and try caging them all the time.
People can be unconsciously cruel, by not learning about the b I want to be the woman in this book. People can be unconsciously cruel, by not learning about the breed. Dec 21, Rwildfon rated it it was amazing.
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Well, this story certainly opened my eyes to the reality of wolfdogs. I have met a few, also met wolves and know that they are incredibly time consuming to have in your life. This book confirms how humans should not go messing around with animal gene pools and should not play out their fantasies of harboring "near wild" creatures.
I shudder to think of how many wolfdogs are alive in the US right now. Want a dog? Get a dog. View 2 comments. Jan 12, Sarah Boon rated it really liked it. Thoughtful exploration of the wolf-dog phenomena, from someone who had a wolf dog and realized her mistake. Heartbreaking but very lucid, not self-pitying or self-promotional in any way. Very clear eyed analysis of the issue despite her own major personal involvement.
Sep 27, Amber rated it really liked it Shelves: dog-books , nonfiction.
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This book takes both an anecdotal and scientific approach to exploring the origins, characteristics, and fate of an interspecies hybrid, the wolfdog. It is the memoir of an intelligent, yet troubled woman who, while running from one damaging relationship, unwittingly throws herself into another: with a wolfdog named Inyo. Drawn to wolfdogs by notions of their nobility, strength, and independence, Terrill believes that a bond with a wolfdog will provide her just the right kind of protection and healing she needs to recover from an abusive relationship.
She buys Inyo Even daily runs and weekend hikes through the wilderness cannot placate the natural drives that course through Inyo. Incidents of escape, howling, and predatory attacks make Inyo Terrill's full-time job, as she continually searches for ways to conciliate her. Terrill must move at least three times due to complaints from neighbors, no enclosure can seem to contain Inyo, and eventually Inyo's aggression escalates into attacks against Terrill herself.
Terrill includes a lot of fascinating information about wolfdogs based on both scientific studies and conversations with wolfdog breeders and rescuers. Ultimately, as both Terrill's experience and research reveal, wolfdogs are caught in limbo--neither wolf nor dog--and their lives manifest the struggle between conflicting drives and environment.
Although tempermentally stable wolfdogs do exist and can live with their owners much as a fully domestic dog would, these dogs are the exception. By combining wolves and dogs, you can't guarantee that you will get the desired traits from both. It's a crapshoot, and the stakes are high.
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I wish it was an option to give a book negative stars. The only way this book would have redeemed itself is if, on the last page, the editor wrote a message saying the idiotic, weak-willed, naive, doormat of an author trekked into the wilderness and was never seen again. Although Inyo has been seen roaming with a pack all her own.
What a train wreck of irresponsibility and weakness this author is. First off, judging by her inability to take care of her own well being, dragging another life into her I wish it was an option to give a book negative stars. First off, judging by her inability to take care of her own well being, dragging another life into her vortex of abuse was so selfish and idiotic I found myself banging my head against my desk.
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Second, you got this dog on your own at the start of a relationship, therefore its no ones responsibility but your own to care for it!! Stop blaming your screwed up first husband way to pick them by the wy for your weakness and laziness. I could go on but Ill end with, this woman shouldnt be allowed a Beta fish let alone a beautiful, complex animal like the one she made suffer then killed.
Throwing this book away immediately as I cant even look at it without getting angry. View 1 comment. Aug 27, Lychee rated it did not like it Shelves: book-club , non-fiction. Read for book club. Our group had strongly divergent responses with some stronger than usual personal connections either positively or negatively. I tended to dislike the writing when it came to both her personal narrative and the detailed research.
She mentions working on a PhD but never specifies what she was studying. Presumably something about wolves, dogs, or wolf-dogs. The book seemed to me like an awkward mashup between an intimate memoir and a well-documented scientific research report. M Read for book club. My favorite quote from the book was her quote: "Hungarian ethologist Adam Miklosi put it this way: 'I wouldn't say one species is smarter. If you assume an animal has to survive without human presence, then wolves are smarter. But if you are thinking that dogs have to survive in a human environment where it's very important to follow the communications of humans, then in this aspect, dogs are smarter" p.
I do think her book has a wealth of research about dogs, wolves, and wolf-dogs for people interested in those topics and pointers to reading more.
Mar 05, Bobby rated it really liked it. Sometimes it's better to go into a book without expectations. Upon starting Part Wild, I expected to be further educated above and beyond anything else.