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A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

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ISBN13: 9780812971491
ISBN10: 0812971493
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“People who love dogs often talk about a ‘lifetime dog. Id 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 unforgettable.

From the moment Katz and Orson meet, when the dog springs from his traveling crate at Newark airport and panics the baggage claim area, their relationship is deep, stormy, and loving. At two years old, Katzs new companion is a great herder of school buses, a scholar of refrigerators, but a dud at herding sheep. Everything Katz attempts- obedience training, herding instruction, a new name, acupuncture, herb and alternative therapies-helps a little but not enough, and not for long. “Like all border collies and many dogs,” Katz writes, “he needed work. I didnt realize for some time I was the work Orson would find.”

While Katz is trying to help his dog, Orson is helping him, shepherding him toward a new life on a two-hundred-year-old hillside farm in upstate New York. There, aided by good neighbors and a tolerant wife, hip-deep in sheep, chickens, donkeys, and more dogs, the man and his canine companion explore meadows, woods, and even stars, wade through snow, bask by a roaring wood stove, and struggle to keep faith with each other. There, with deep love, each embraces his unfolding destiny.

A Good Dog is a book to savor. Just as Orson was the authors lifetime dog, his story is a lifetime treasure-poignant, timeless, and powerful.

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In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Katz tells the story of his lifetime dog, Orson: a beautiful border collie--intense, smart, crazy, and unforgettable.

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DC, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by DC)
One of my summer vacation books, and I'm glad I had enough time away from it all for this. If you have ever loved an animal, reading this will awaken your empathy for Katz as he becomes more and more involved with Orson. Whether or not you have loved an animal, read this and you will understand more about love - and compassion and the drive to make things good for someone else. And maybe more about humanity along the way.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812971491
Author:
Katz, Jon
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds - Working & Herding Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - New Jersey
Subject:
Dogs - Behavior - New Jersey
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
PETS / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 PHOTOS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x.59 in. .41 lbs.

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