A Dog Year

A Dog Year

Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me

Book - 2002
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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, as he writes, "Change loves me. . . . It comes in all forms. . . . Sometimes, change comes on four legs." 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.
Publisher: New York : Villard, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812966909
Branch Call Number: 636.7 Katz
Characteristics: xxi, 200 p. ; 20 cm


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Jun 19, 2013

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

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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