A Home for Rose
How My Life Turned Upside Down for the Love of a Dog
By (author) Jon Katz
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Home for Rose by Jon Katz
Book Description'I believed Rose had a secret plan for the farm, a detailed map in her head that showed exactly where all her ewes and lambs and humans ought to be. Though I was nominally the herder, I wasn't privy to the map. My job was mostly to latch and unlatch the gates, the rest was up to her' Jon Katz leaves the suburbs for a remote farm in order to give Border Collie puppy Rose - along with our friend Devon from A Dog Year - a true taste of herding life. Rose's adventures start early, going head to head with a head-butting ram the day the sheep arrive. She soon establishes a routine for the sheep, chickens and donkeys - and Jon - that makes everything run like clockwork. However, any notion Jon has of the romance of a rural idyll is shattered when the snow comes and temperatures of minus twenty set in. With two fingers damaged to frostbite and a sheep lost, the prospect of all-night lambing seems terrifying. But with Rose by his side Jon finds there is little that together they can't do, and as spring comes and the frost thaws he finds himself battered, drained yet exhilarated. This is his delightfully funny, touching and insightful depiction of the realities of country life, and of how one man turned his life upside down for the love of a dog. Please note, A Home for Rose is the UK title for the book published in the US as The Dogs of Bedlam Farm.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091929022
(198mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon Katz
Rose and Izzy the Cheekiest Dogs on the Farm, Paperback (June 2015)
When Jon Katz hears about Izzy, a three-year-old Border collie kept alone in a field, he can't help but agree to take him in. But Jon already has three other dogs at home back on his farm including Rose - Jon's hard-working sidekick. How will the rest of the farm take to the new arrival?
Lenore Finds a Friend, Hardback (December 2014)
Presents the story of misfit black lab Lenore, who is ignored by the unwelcoming and busy animals at Bedlam Farm until she playfully licks a grumpy ram with whom she forges an unlikely friendship.
Second-Chance Dog, Paperback / softback (September 2014)» View all books by Jon Katz
Relates the author's relationship with a quiet, sensitive artist named Maria Wulf and his campaign to win over Maria's fiercely protective dog, Frieda, a Rottweiler-shepherd mix who resisted all efforts to tame her.
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Author Biography - Jon Katz
Jon Katz has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, GQ and other magazines as well as having a regular column about dogs and rural life for online magazine Slate. He has written sixteen books, many of them about dogs, and co-hosts an awardwinning radio show Dog Talk. His website is www.bedlamfarm.com.
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