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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author and popular talk-show personality Jon Katz has been hailed as the heir to legendary British writer and animal lover James Herriot. In this poignant and deeply personal memoir, Katz shares the story of Orson, the border collie who was his "lifetime dog". From the very beginning, Orson was a misfit. Like all border collies, he needed to work. But since there weren't any sheep available for herding in the New Jersey suburbs, Orson instead tried to corral school buses, garbage trucks, and skateboarding kids. So Katz pulled up stakes and moved to a farm in upstate New York. There, Orson improved dramatically - until the day he started nipping people. The nips soon turned to bites, forcing Katz to face an incredibly painful decision.
Whether or not you are a dog enthusiast, this emotional audiobook will have you laughing, scratching your head in astonishment, and possibly even shedding a few tears.
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©2006 Jon Katz; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A lovely memoir." (Booklist)
"[Katz's] subtle, evocative descriptions...vividly capture the fascinating, enigmatic lives of animals." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Gayle on 03-09-11

too sad

This is the first of a series of books highly recommended by Jon Katz. I loved the book, but for the first one about his life and the dogs...............this is very sad-be prepared. (it didn't help that by beloved dog Hobbes just died)

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4 out of 5 stars
By gayla mettler adkins on 08-18-07

Intensely Valuable and Real

It is undeniably apparent that Mr. Katz needed to write this book. His account of the border collie persona is right-on. Never has ths reader been moved so deeply by any book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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