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Soul of a dog : reflections on the spirits of the animals of Bedlam Farm / Jon Katz.

Katz, Jon (Author).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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Summary:

With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is Rose s brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat s keen mousing instincts, or Izzy s canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. He marvels, too, at the distinctions between the species--our desire to change and our ability to edit and censor ourselves, and their capacity to live in the now. And yet the differences never keep Katz from fully enjoying, loving, and cherishing his unusual cast of Bedlam Farm characters. Katz s reflections on this eternal debate will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals--and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our emotional lives.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 636.0092 K159 (Text) 37801000233229 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/27/2009 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400066298
  • ISBN: 9781400066292 (acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Villard, [2009]

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With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is Rose s brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat s keen mousing instincts, or Izzy s canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. He marvels, too, at the distinctions between the species--our desire to change and our ability to edit and censor ourselves, and their capacity to live in the now. And yet the differences never keep Katz from fully enjoying, loving, and cherishing his unusual cast of Bedlam Farm characters. Katz s reflections on this eternal debate will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals--and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our emotional lives.
Subject: Domestic animals > Anecdotes
Bedlam Farm (West Hebron, N.Y.) > Anecdotes.
Farm life > New York (State) > West Hebron > Anecdotes.

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