Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Fix (8/10/2012) - Katz

By Christy Hess

This week seems like it has just dragged on. So for everyone who is looking forward to a relaxing weekend, I thought I would give book recommendation. This is a very light read (no tears were shed by me).

A Dog Year by Jon Katz

Border Collies are great, smart dogs, but they can be a bit on the crazy side and this author captured that wonderfully. Jon Katz starts the book off by telling what a great life he has with his two older yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. A breeder who’d read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him—a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Shortly thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year shows how a man discovered much about himself through one dog (and then another), whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving. 

This author has actually written a number of dog books that dog lovers might find fun. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend.