Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Dog Year

One of mom and dad's very dear friends send a book in the mail and mom has started to read it.  She's about halfway through it and she says that it's a wonderful story.   The book is called "A Dog Year" and it's by an author named Jon Katz.   She's never read a book by this author before but she noticed on one of the first pages that Mr. Katz has written many books.  

 "In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who’d read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him—a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement, but instinct overruled reason, and soon thereafter he brought Devon home.

A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me is the story of how Devon and Jon—and Julius and Stanley—came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog (and then another) whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day is from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving."

Please read us the story, mom!
 We will be waiting for you upstairs all tucked in.

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


  1. Sounds like a wonderful book and you definitely have two very attentive listeners!

  2. Oh Mackie and Molly...
    thank you for the lovely review!! Mom will be sure to look for this book
    she loves animal stories.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. We have read several of his books, WE liked the one about Rose also. stella rose

  4. Sounds like a good one friends. Hope she is reading it to you
    Lily & Edward

  5. It sounds like a fun book! We're all laughing that the author's name is KATZ, though!

  6. Mom never reads to me she always reads silently but made she would read this book to me.

    Aroo to you,

  7. You have to read a book by an author who takes in a dog because he was contacted by a reader who had a troubled dog who needed a home. Both books have interesting titles.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. Just yesterday I read a report that said reading aloud to your dog has a calming effect. I often read to my dogs and have noticed that they settle down and seem to enjoy it.

  9. that sounds like a great read - Mom may just have to look for it. We wish someone would contact Mom and tell her they had just the pup for her (us)!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  10. Oh youll enjoy being read too


  11. That sounds like a nice book! Is your mom going to read it aloud to you!?

  12. WE have heard good things about Jon Katz's books. This one sounds like a good one
    Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. SHE will add that to HER 'list'! We did chuckle at a book about dogs written by someone named Katz, though.

  14. Oh, this sounds like a wonderful book! We've heard of Mr. Katz, but have not read any of his work. We're looking forward to you telling us more about it!

  15. That sounds very interesting. Thanks for the recommendation

  16. Lady has seen this book, and will have to think about getting it now. She was just afraid a dog might die and she can't handle that!

  17. Let us know how the book is. Looks good.

  18. It really does sound like a good book! Chloe just loves it when I read to her...looks like your two love it also...