A Dog Year

A Dog Year

Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me

Book - 2002
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"Change loves me, defines and stalks me like a laser-guided smart bomb. It comes at me in all forms, suddenly and with enormous impact, from making shifts in work to having and raising a kid to buying a cabin on a distant mountaintop. Sometimes, change comes on four legs." In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, 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. Katz already had a full canine complement, but instinct overruled reason, and soon thereafter he brought Devon home. A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me is the story of how Devon and Jon--and Julius and Stanley--came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog (and then another) whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day is 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.
Publisher: New York : Villard, 2002
ISBN: 9780375502972
0375502971
Branch Call Number: 636.7 KATZ
Characteristics: 200 p

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Marylovesbooks
Jun 19, 2013

I great book for those who really love dogs. I well make you cry laugh hug you own dog

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Swede52
Dec 02, 2010

A must read for anyone who has ever had, wanted, or loved a dog. Poignant account of a man who reluctantly brings a new dog into his life. I laughed out loud and cried like a baby.

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