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The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep Three Dogs Two Donkeys and Me
Author: Jon Katz
“Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what they do. But we can.” — –from The Dogs of Bedlam Farm — When Jon Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Gone were the two yellow Labs he wrote ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780812972504
ISBN-10: 0812972503
Publication Date: 9/13/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on + 132 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful insights into working with dogs, especially border collies, and sensible positive training tips, generally a charming journal of the first year in the country with sixteen sheep, three dogs, two donkeys, and a suburban dog writer. A great dog book in which no dog dies!
reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a great book. Katz writes in a very accessible way that appeals to animal lovers in particular, but anyone would enjoy reading about starting a new life on a cold new england farm.
reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a beautiful story of the author and the adventure he set out on with his dogs. And much to my delight, he lets the reader know from the outset that this is a book where no dogs die.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a beautiful story! You fall in love with the dogs, the goats and even the author himself. In his efforts to train his herding dogs, Jon Katz learns more about himself than he ever imagined. Everyone should read this book.
trinandscott avatar reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great, quirky read. I enjoyed the adventure and insight.
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ladycholla avatar reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on + 2075 more book reviews
Good book to enjoy with humor, good insights to training dogs, great insights to human nature and to resolving early childhood traumas, which we all know will never go away completely. His language leaves something to be desired at times and I'd rather be without it, but as he healed it got better. Brutally honest at times, but the reality is there for all to see. He has a wonderful wife, wonder how she puts up with him, that's true love at it's very best.
Love the dogs and will read more of his books. I'm off to do a cat book for now, but will return. I like the pace of his writing and the way he puts a story together. Not for all, but fun and to be enjoyed.
whatever-things avatar reviewed The Dogs of Bedlam Farm : An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me on
He has an engaging writing style, but I am not impressed with the language he uses, nor the mysticism all through his book. I would not recommend it to someone who is "in the world but not of it." I.e. a believer in Christ!
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Another book by John Katz. You can't go wrong.


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