SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Southwest Harbor Public Library will host Ted Kerasote, author of “Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs,” “Merle’s Door,” and other bestselling dog-themed books, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Over the years, Ted Kerasote has received hundreds of e-mails from readers who had lost beloved dogs, always closing their letters with a variation on this theme: “Why must our dogs die so young?” In Pukka’s Promise, Kerasote sets out to answer that question, combining five years of international research and interviews with breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement to help dog owners rethink the everyday choices they make for their pets. Kerasote explains in detail how owner’s lifestyles can affect the longevity of their dogs. He discusses vaccinations, diet, environmental issues, off-leash time, and the importance of offering a variety of activities for dogs.
Kerasote has written a number of books including “Freethinking Dog” and “Out There,” both titles won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Outside, and the New York Times.
Books will be available for purchasing and signing, compliments of Under the Dogwood Tree. For more information, call the Southwest Harbor Public Library, 244-7065.