A Good Dog

A Good Dog

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When Jon took on a troublesome two-year-old Border Collie in A Dog Year, it turned his sedate life upside down and culminated in a move from suburbia to a rural farm. But the contrary Collie - incredibly loyal but incredibly misbehaved - never settles down. Jon tries everything, obedience training, changing his name from Devon to Orson, even acupuncture, and it all helps a little, but not enough. Together Jon and Orson chase sheep across high meadows, wade through snow, bask by a roaring stove and struggle to keep faith in each other. A story of great joy and heartbreak, in A Good Dog Jon faces the most difficult decision any dog lover has to make ...I did not agree with his decision to rush up onto the porch, leap through the screen (the resulting dog-shaped hole looked like ... their beds, upstairs into the attic, where he cornered and terrorized the cat (but didna#39;t hurt her), and then return via the torn screen. ... This dispute cost me $500 in broken lamps and screen repair.

Title:A Good Dog
Author:Jon Katz
Publisher:Random House - 2010-02-23


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