His new memoir DOG DAYS: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm allows us to live our dreams of leaving the city for the country, and shares the unpredictable adventure of farm life. From little Jesus (the newborn donkey who becomes the farm mascot) to the surprisingly sociable steer Elvis (weighing in at 2,500 pounds) and his comparatively svelte sweetheart, Luna, the creatures at Bedlam Farm find new ways to challenge Katz. Riding herd on the entire place is Rose, the workaholic border collie. Not even Rupert, the ram, can intimidate her. As for Pearl and Clementine, the Labs, their work is chomping down food (however revolting), tearing through the woods, and finding laps to snuggle on. The sheep, the chickens, and the cat all contribute to the hum (and occasional roar) of Bedlam. Last but not least there’s Izzy, the abandoned border collie, who, if all goes well, may soon become a Bedlam star. With good neighbors, a beautiful landscape, and tales of true love thrown in, DOG DAYS gives us not only down-to-earth animal stories told in Katz’s inimitable style, but a rich portrait of the harmonious worldthat is Bedlam Farm.
DOG DAYS: Dispatches from Bedlam Farm
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6404-5 (1-4000-6404-X)