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A good dog : the story of Orson, who changed my life

Jon Katz.


“People who love dogs often talk about a ‘lifetime’ dog. I’d heard the phrase a dozen times before I came to recognize its significance. Lifetime dogs are dogs we love in especially powerful, sometimes inexplicable ways.”–Jon Katz In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his lifetime dog, Orson: a beautiful border collie–intense, smart, crazy, and unforgett...

Izzy & Lenore : two dogs, an unexpected journey, and me

Jon Katz.


"New York Times"-bestselling author Katz recounts an extraordinary year in which a dog in urgent need of a home leads him into hospice work and reveals how a new puppy helps him rediscover the joy of living, in this story of one man's journey from darkness to light.

Through a dog's eyes

Jennifer Arnold.


Stories drawn from dog-trainer Arnold's life and the lives of the dogs who were her greatest teachers are convincing, unforgettable, and compelling testimony and make this book a heartwarming, captivating read that will forever change the way one sees his or her dog by showing the way dogs see the world.

Soul of a dog : reflections on the spirits of the animals of Bedlam Farm

Jon Katz.


Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers-Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas-and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose's brillia...

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Larry Levin.


In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted. In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half ...

Bad dog : a love story

Martin Kihn.


(A true story.)   Meet Hola. She#x19;s a nightmare, but it#x19;s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she#x19;s never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing.   Hola#x19;s supposed ma...

The dogs of Bedlam Farm : an adventure with sixteen sheep, three dogs, two donkeys, and me

Jon Katz.


"Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can't really be held responsible for what they do. But we can." -from The Dogs of Bedlam Farm When Jon Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Gone were the two yellow Labs he wrote about in A Dog Year, as was the mountaintop cabin they loved. Katz moved into an old farmhouse on forty-two acres of pasture and woods with a men...

One good dog

Susan Wilson.

The story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other-in ways they never could have expected.

Dog days : dispatch from Bedlam Farm

by Jon Katz.


In Dog Days , Jon Katz, the squire of Bedlam Farm, allows us to live our dreams of leaving the city for the country, and shares the unpredictable adventure of farm life. The border collies, the sheep, the chickens, the cat, the ram, and one surprisingly sociable steer named Elvis all contribute to the hum (and occasional roar) of Bedlam. On timeless summer days and in punishing winter storms, Katz continues his meditation on what animals can self...

Cormac : the tale of a dog gone missing

Sonny Brewer.

In the same vein asMarley and MeandMy Dog Skip, this "mostly true" novel is at once a whimsical campfire mystery and a universal story about the friendship between a man and his dog. Cormac, a golden retriever who has always been afraid of thunderstorms and lightning flashes, runs away one stormy night while his master is away. So begins a strange adventure that lands Cormac in the back of a red pickup truck driven by a mysterious woman, takes hi...

Dog war

Anthony C. Winkler.


The new novel from Jamaica's unrivaled master of comic fiction.

Beware of Doug

by Elaine Fox.

Lily Tyler's very interested in her sexy new neighbor, private jet pilot Brady Cole. Brady could really go for smart, gorgeous Lily. The fire that's generated whenever they're together isn't just chemical . . . it's nuclear! But then there's Doug . . . The real ruler of the roost-Lily's noisy, nasty, match-mauling pooch-Doug likes to greet anyone he dislikes with yaps, nips, and very unpleasant surprises. And Doug does not like Brady. (Doug, in f...