- File Size: 12854 KB
- Print Length: 233 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (August 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 6, 2012
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008GP9KKM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #225,711 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Story of Rose: A Man and His Dog Kindle Edition
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Katz has a way of examining and reexamining the events and creatures in his life. Even though I have read a lot about Rose, I have never experienced her story in this way, from the moment she arrived until the day she departed, all about Rose. I know it was important to Katz to create this homage. It is very successful and very worthy of this great animal.
It seems to me that Jon Katz is more comfortable writing about animals than about people. He has a kind of shorthand when writing about his divorce, his breakdown, his remarriage. He will write at great length about the animals who appeared at crucial times and will say that the animals saved his life. Even though he is obviously deeply in love with his wife Maria, it's hard to imagine him writing a book about her. This is not meant as a criticism, just an observation. For a person who shares so much of himself with complete strangers, it is perhaps healthy as well as necessary to keep some things private.
I have a lot of stuff on my Kindle and I tend to delete books after they are read. This one is a keeper, if only to sneak a peek at a video of Rose doing the work that she loved. Highly recommended if you need a smile. Jon Katz is only getting better every day.
Omigod, how I loved Rose, and how lovely were the words and photos Jon Katz used to share her with us! I especially liked the message, repeated often, "she was born to work." "she loved to herd." "she herded everything - ducks, sheep. horses, people, geese..." and the final days of her life, gazing out the window, so sad because she had no purpose, and she knew it. They weren't "her sheep" anymore because she couldn't herd them anymore.
I which I had never read it, because now I can not unread it. If you do read the book, you are going to hear how much this man loved Rose, and how much Rose did for him. But in his own words, Rose was hit twice by trucks passing his farm as she moved sheep across the road, was run over by an ATV, was kicked 20 feet through the air by a donkey and hit the side of a barn. Then she collapsed on a pasture trying to move sheep for him while he listened to his iPod, and he had not noticed the gray in her coat, the runny eyes, and the slowness of her movement.
I have to wonder why?
I do by the way have a female Border Collie, and I would never, ever, expose her to being hit by a car or truck. This is my opinion, take it for what it is worth to you.