Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 18, 2009 - Pets - 288 pages
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Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers—Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas—and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog 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. Soul of a Dog 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 lives.

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Review: Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

User Review  - Sherrie - Goodreads

This is the second book I've read from this author. The book is really good and after reading this book I truly believe that animals have a soul. They are integrated into our everyday lives and give ... Read full review

Review: Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

User Review  - Ruthie - Goodreads

I always enjoy Jon Katz's books. He writes about animals in a way that interests me AND he has Border Collies! Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jon Katz has written eighteen books–six novels and twelve works of nonfiction–including Izzy & Lenore, Dog Days, A Good Dog, A Dog Year, The Dogs of Bedlam Farm, The New Work of Dogs, and Katz on Dogs. A two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, he writes columns about dogs and rural life for the online magazine Slate, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, GQ, and the AKC Gazette. Katz is also a photographer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and co-host of the radio show Dog Talk on Northeast Public Radio. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York with his dogs, sheep, steers and cow, donkeys, barn cat, irritable rooster Winston, and three hens.

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