When Jon took on a troublesome two-year-old Border Collie in A Dog Year, it turned his sedate life upside down and culminated in a move from suburbia to a rural farm.
But the contrary Collie - incredibly loyal but incredibly misbehaved - never settles down. Jon tries everything, obedience training, changing his name from Devon to Orson, even acupuncture, and it all helps a little, but not enough.
Together Jon and Orson chase sheep across high meadows, wade through snow, bask by a roaring stove and struggle to keep faith in each other. A story of great joy and heartbreak, in A Good Dog Jon faces the most difficult decision any dog lover has to make ...
Ebury Publishing; February 2010
- ISBN: 9781407030647
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: A Good Dog
- Author: Jon Katz
Imprint: Ebury Digital
In The Press
"We should all have such a companion"
About The Author
Jon Katz has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, GQ and other magazines as well as having a regular column about dogs and rural life for online magazine Slate. He has written sixteen books, including Sunday Times bestsellers A Dog Year and A Home for Rose, and co-hosts an awardwinning radio show Dog Talk. His website is www.bedlamfarm.com.