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A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life
A Good Dog The Story of Orson Who Changed My Life
Author: Jon Katz
“People who love dogs often talk about a ‘lifetime’ dog. I’d heard the phrase a dozen times before I came to recognize its significance. Lifetime dogs are dogs we love in especially powerful, sometimes inexplicable ways.”–Jon Katz — In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Jon Katz tells th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812971491
ISBN-10: 0812971493
Publication Date: 6/26/2007
Pages: 256
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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galnsearch avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 143 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I had an Orson once but his name was Tippy. The two had a lot in common. I'd love to tell you about Tippy but that would be my story not Jon Katz. If you are a dog lover, you will laugh, you will cry, and most of all, you will identify.
JayhawkLady avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book, but I had one of these highly eccentric, intelligent dogs for 14 years. If you like dogs at all, you will enjoy this book.
ilovebooksanddogs avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 174 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I don't think I like this author very much as a person. The story itself was a real tear jerker for me but I had trouble relating to his view of things. I am now finding myself avoiding his other books.
thameslink avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 721 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a powerful yet touching book about the author's relationship with his dog, Orson. Great companion piece to "The Dogs of Bedlam Farm". This book with resonate with anyone who has shared their life with, and loved, a "difficult" dog. A beautiful read, although painful at times. Highly recommended to anyone to anyone who has relationships with dogs.
reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Probably the best book I have read in a long time. I feel a connection with Jon. Not only his life experience but his conflicts in dealing with the right and wrong, the moral vs. the humane vs. the socially acceptable. I felt Jon's pain and ecstasy. This is an amazing read, but the reader needs to be prepared for the emotion. So well written.
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WestieMom avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 65 more book reviews
I absolutely loved this book. If you are a Jon Katz fan you know all about his relationship with Orson (aka Devon the devil dog). I cried reading this book (which was a treat for my husband because we were on vacation). I think every owner who has had multiple dogs has had to make difficult decisions. Ours involved a rescue poodle named Cody, and step by step we went thru the same agonizing process and eventually made the same final decision. This entire series is wonderful; but this is my favorite (so far).
reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 301 more book reviews
This book is a Marley wannna-be. Unfortunately, it tries way too hard, and since I grew up with an Border Collie, I don't believe half of what the author claims about his Border Collie. They are a special breed of dog, and not every one should own one. Clearly, Jon Katz shouldn't.
cef424 avatar reviewed A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life on + 67 more book reviews
Fantastic book...


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