The Puppy Diaries – Added Pain When the Patient Can’t Talk – NYTimes.com

Because dogs aren’t able to indicate what their aches and pains are when they are sick, illness can be especially frightening.

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The Puppy Diaries – The Tao of Temple

Temple Grandin, an expert in animal behavior, says it is vital for dogs to play off-leash, preferably in a wide-open area. Visit The Puppy Diaries on Flickr for video of Scout » By JILL ABRAMSON Published: February 2, 2010

Temple Grandin, an expert in animal behavior, says it is vital for dogs to play off-leash, preferably in a wide-open area. Visit The Puppy Diaries on Flickr for video of Scout »By JILL ABRAMSON

According to Temple Grandin, the revered expert in animal behavior, it’s fine to treat your dog like a child. Read more via The Puppy Diaries – Treating Dogs Like Kids: Temple Grandin Weighs In – NYTimes.com.

The Puppy Diaries – It Takes Patience to Raise a Puppy – Web Log – NYTimes.com

Jill Abramson and Scout at home. Visit The Puppy Diaries on Flickr for more photos and video. By JILL ABRAMSON Published: January 11, 2010

ALL last week, like clockwork, Scout sneaked into our bedroom and licked my face at 3:25 a.m. Precisely. Talk about an unwelcome wake-up call.

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The Puppy Diaries – Empty Nesters Welcome New Puppy Life – Series – NYTimes.com

James Estrin/The New York Times  Scout at a city dog run. Visit The Puppy Diaries on Flickr for more photos and video.      * comments (56)     *       E-Mail     * Send To Phone     * Print     * Reprints     * ShareClose           o Linkedin           o Digg           o Facebook           o Mixx           o MySpace           o Yahoo! Buzz           o Permalink o  Article Tools Sponsored By By JILL ABRAMSON Published: December 1, 2009

We were still digesting our dinner and I wanted to hang out longer with my relatives at our traditional potluck Thanksgiving feast. But I saw Henry looking at his watch: Scout was waiting for us at home.

Although my cousin had kindly invited Scout to come along, she’s not yet well-trained enough for us to feel confident that she wouldn’t bring havoc with her.

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The Puppy Diaries – Insurance, When the Patient Is a Pet – Series – NYTimes.com

Insuring Scout with one of the leading companies that offer pet health coverage could mean monthly premiums as high as .

By JILL ABRAMSON

Published: October 5, 2009

LIKE a lot of Americans, I’m obsessing about health insurance. Only in my case, the issue is whether or not to buy pet insurance for Scout.

Soon, she will be 6 months old, the age recommended for spaying, a procedure that will probably cost several hundred dollars, once tests and medications are included. A less invasive technique, done through laparoscopy, is far more expensive. And we’ve already spent quite a bit on vaccinations and routine checkups. Then there are possible future expenses, like an accident or a really severe malady, like cancer.

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The Puppy Diaries – Scout Sniffs Out City Life – Series – NYTimes.com

Photo: James Estrin/The New York Times –  Jill Abramson's dog Scout, left, made her first visits to Manhattan at 16 weeks.

Published: September 21, 2009

IT is tough to be a city puppy when you have been a country girl.

Since her arrival, Scout has made two trips into Manhattan, each for only a few days. Both forays presented difficult challenges.

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The Puppy Diaries – Spare the Treats, Spoil the Training? – Series – NYTimes.com

Scout wears a harness used for training.

The Puppy Diaries – Spare the Treats, Spoil the Training? – Series – NYTimes.com.

Published: September 8, 2009

Jill Abramson’s husband, who has been on the frontlines during the summer of Scout’s basic training, shares his evolving views on training. more