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Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

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Off The Leash is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. And it's about author Matthew Gilbert's transformation, after much fear and loathing of dogs and social groups, into one of those dog people with fur on their jackets, squeaky toys in their hands and biscuits in their pockets. Gilbert, longtime TV critic at "The Boston Globe", describes his reluctant trip into the dog park subculture, as the first-time owner of a stubbornly social Yellow Lab puppy named Toby. Like many Americans, he was happily accustomed to the safe distance of TV viewing and cell-phone web surfing, tethered to the digital leash. But the headstrong, play-obsessed Toby pulls him to Amory and Amory becomes an exhilarating dose of presence for him. The joyous chaos of wrestling dogs and the park's cast of offbeat dog owners - the "pack of freaks" - gradually draw him into the here and now. At the dog park, the dog owners go off the leash, too.
  • Pets
  • Essays and narratives
  • Dogs - general
  • 227 pages

Product Overview

Off The Leash is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. And it's about author Matthew Gilbert's transformation, after much fear and loathing of dogs and social groups, into one of those dog people with fur on their jackets, squeaky toys in their hands and biscuits in their pockets. Gilbert, longtime TV critic at "The Boston Globe", describes his reluctant trip into the dog park subculture, as the first-time owner of a stubbornly social Yellow Lab puppy named Toby. Like many Americans, he was happily accustomed to the safe distance of TV viewing and cell-phone web surfing, tethered to the digital leash. But the headstrong, play-obsessed Toby pulls him to Amory and Amory becomes an exhilarating dose of presence for him. The joyous chaos of wrestling dogs and the park's cast of offbeat dog owners - the "pack of freaks" - gradually draw him into the here and now. At the dog park, the dog owners go off the leash, too.

  • Pets
  • Essays and narratives
  • Dogs - general
  • 227 pages

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Animal Type
Cats & Dogs
Binding
Hardcover
Home improvement topic
General
ISBN
9781250014221
Publisher
Thomas Dunne Books
Returnable
90-Day

Specifications

Details

Animal Type
Cats & Dogs
Binding
Hardcover
Home improvement topic
General
ISBN
9781250014221
Publisher
Thomas Dunne Books
Returnable
90-Day

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