by Jon Katz
Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You
by Jon Katz
Publisher: Atria Paperback
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Trade Paperback
From the back cover:
“We need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet our understanding of them has become increasingly removed from reality. In this fascinating exploration of the menagerie that has played a vital role in his life, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz offers us deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. By better understanding animal instincts, recognizing that they are not mere reflections of our own human emotions and neuroses, we can help them live happily and safely in our shared world.
Katz left Manhattan two decades ago for life on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York, where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens. He relates the story of Simon the donkey, who arrives at Katz’s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog, who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with wounded warriors. And Winston, the dignified rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans.
Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and heartwarming, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals, building mutual trust and enduring connections.”
|Dimensions||21.2 × 13.9 × 1.3 cm|