Soul of a Dog

Soul of a Dog

Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

By Jon Katz

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812977738, 184pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose's brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat's keen mousing instincts, or Izzy's canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. Soul of a Dog will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our lives.

About the Author
Jon Katz has written many bestselling books about his dogs, including "A Dog Year". His first book for children, "Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm", also features his photography. Mr. Katz lives in upstate New York.

Praise For Soul of a Dog

“A lyrical yet unsentimental memoir about the bond between people and animals.”
Chicago Tribune