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Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life, A

Title Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life, A
Author Katz, Jon Find more by Author
Genre FICTION / Action & Adventure
Audience Adult
Book Description In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his lifetime dog, Orson: a beautiful border collie–intense, smart, crazy, and unforgettable. From the moment Katz and Orson meet, when the dog springs from his traveling crate at Newark airport and panics the baggage claim area, their relationship is deep, stormy, and loving. At two years old, Katz’s new companion is a great herder of school buses, a scholar of refrigerators, but a dud at herding sheep. Everything Katz attempts– obedience training, herding instruction, a new name, acupuncture, herb and alternative therapies–helps a little but not enough, and not for long. “Like all border collies and many dogs,” Katz writes, “he needed work. I didn’t realize for some time I was the work Orson would find.” While Katz is trying to help his dog, Orson is helping him, shepherding him toward a new life on a two-hundred-year-old hillside farm in upstate New York. There, aided by good neighbors and a tolerant wife, hip-deep in sheep, chickens, donkeys, and more dogs, the man and his canine companion explore meadows, woods, and even stars, wade through snow, bask by a roaring wood stove, and struggle to keep faith with each other. There, with deep love, each embraces his unfolding destiny.


Narrator Stechschulte, Tom Find more by Narrator
Publisher Recorded Books, Inc.
Release Date DEC 01, 2010
ISBN 9781449897635
Language English
File Size 132.0728 MB
Duration 06:21:39 {hh:mm:ss}

  • Introduction (00:00:58)
  • Prologue (00:05:04)
  • Prologue (00:13:40)
  • Chapter 1 (00:45:19)
  • Chapter 2 (00:24:57)
  • Chapter 3 (00:38:55)
  • Chapter 4 (00:17:27)
  • Chapter 5 (00:48:40)
  • Chapter 6 (00:44:43)
  • Chapter 7 (00:28:07)
  • Chapter 8 (00:08:37)
  • Chapter 9 (00:14:03)
  • Chapter 10 (00:20:28)
  • Chapter 11 (00:13:09)
  • Chapter 12 (00:30:24)
  • Chapter 13 (00:21:21)
  • Epilogue (00:05:42)
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