Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm
Katz isn't your average dog owner. This is the reason I recommend it to "open-minded" dog lovers and owners. I wasn't really what you'd call ...more
His former book, "A Good Dog" about Orson was actually kind of sad. We dog lovers ...more
I live in Upstate, some of my friends live on farms, but I do not. And I've never had a dog. I don't want to live on a farm, thank you! I'm more of a cat person. (Please don't hurt me, all you dog lovers!) I like a lot of what he had to say and ...more
I picked up my first Katz book entirely on a whim. I saw a border collie on the cover, scan read the blurb, and threw it onto a huge pile of library books I was collecting. Once I started reading, I was hooked, and I've been eagerly tracking down his books ever since.
In this installment, we're reminded of the animal cast at his farm, and introduced to new faces. Katz continues to write with an honesty and introspect ...more
I read this book in two days, then gave it to my 85 year old father, who read it in about the same time frame.
This book in ...more
As someone who is quick to anthropomorphize animals, I found it interesting that the author does not. Despite being surrounded by such inte ...more
Jon Katz writes dog stories from the heart. His anecdotes of life with multiple animals at Bedlam Farm, in upstate New York, fill the reader with warmth. The reality at Bedlam Farm is that much ...more
This is an interesting book, and I would say not for all dog-lovers. Jon Katz runs Bedlam Farm as a hobby, albeit a hard one, especially for someone not in the best physical health (Katz suffers from spinal problems). He's written a series of books (none of which I've yet read), but one gets the sense that he's on a continuing journey to find his place on the farm.Anyone who like me (and many pet-owners) can't help giving human-characteristics to animals, may be slightly irritated by the author'...more
In Dog Days, Katz tells the story of his farm and his animals and the connections he has to them. It is well told and charming. You can’t help but yearn longingly for a place of your own and a special dog that become your “lifetime dog.” But Katz doesn’t sugar-coat life on a farm. It’s ...more
I felt so much compassion for the journey toward a decision Mr. Katz needed to make for the welfare of his lovely youngish Lab, Clementine.
I realized I used to live near the area Bedlam Farm is located...many ears ago!
Every one of his named animals are shared with the reader - so many insights into quirks of 'personality'...relationships wit ...more
He is working on a collection of short stories and a book on animal grieving.