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The Second-Chance Dog summary The Second-Chance Dog , series The Second-Chance Dog , book The Second-Chance Dog , pdf The Second-Chance Dog , The Second-Chance Dog fdac0989fc From New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Katz Comes A Wise, Uplifting, And Poignant Memoir Of Finding Love Against All Odds, And The Power Of Second Chances For Both People And Dogs I Had No Idea That Frieda Would Enter My Life And Alter It In The Most Profound Way, But That S One Of The Beautiful Things About Animals They Change You, And You Almost Never See It ComingIn , A Few Years After Purchasing Bedlam Farm In Upstate New York, Jon Katz Met Maria Wulf, A Quiet, Sensitive Artist Hoping To Rekindle Her Creative Spark Jon, Like Her, Was Introspective Yet Restless, A Writer Struggling To Find His Purpose He Felt A Connection With Her Immediately, But A Formidable Obstacle Stood In The Way Maria S Dog, FriedaA Rottweiler Shepherd Mix Who Had Been Abandoned By Her Previous Owner In The Adirondacks, Where She Lived In The Wild For Several Years, Frieda Was Ferociously Protective And Barely Tamed She Roared And Charged At Almost Anyone Who Came Near But To Maria, Frieda Was Sweet And Loyal, Her Beloved Guard Dog And Devoted Friend And So Jon Quickly Realized That To Win Over Maria, He D Have To Gain Frieda S Affection As WellWhile He And Maria Grew Closer, Jon Was Having A Tougher Time Charming Frieda To His Side Even After Many Days Spent On Bedlam Farm, Frieda Still Lunged At The Other Animals, Ran Off Into The Woods, And Would Not Let Jon Come Near Her, Even To Hook On Her Leash Yet Armed With A Singular Determination, Unlimited Patience, And Five Hundred Dollars Worth Of Beef Jerky, Jon Refused To Give Up On Frieda Or On His Chance With MariaWritten With Stunning Emotional Clarity And Full Of Warm Yet Practical Wisdom, The Second Chance Dog Is A Testament To How Animals Can Make Us Better People, And How It S Never Too Late To Find Love

10 thoughts on “The Second-Chance Dog

  1. says:

    I love animal books and i used to love Jon Katz But this one is about his divorce and remarriage and is just kind of whiny and self absorbed he never even mentions his wife s name although they spent thirty years together and raised a child Instead we get a glimpse of his extramarital affair that turned into a remarriage and all of the excuses he gives for not keeping his commitments.

  2. says:

    Well This book was a bit of a departure from most Jon Katz books That said, I still loved it Jon bares his soul about his emotional problems, sometimes making me most uncomfortable feeling like a voyeur watching him falling apart He meets a woman every bit as frail as he is who owns a shepherd Rottweiler mix that he can t even get close to and finds himself falling in love with her She also has emotional problems and the dog, Frieda, has her own issues This is a love story of two wounded people and a very wounded dog who, together heal themselves Frieda is redeemed as Jon and his now wife, Maria are self redeemed Many people had disparaging comments about their weakness I found only courage To share such intimate details takes courage and most people would not be capable of being so open and honest Everyone deserves a second chance and I am happy that Jon Katz, Maria Wulf, his artist wife and Frieda all got that chance A people story and a dog story.I found it a wonderful and heart touching read that has lessons in it from which everyone could benefit.

  3. says:

    Jon Katz should stick to writing about dogs I liked thoise parts of this book that were about the dog, but the parts about HIM and his nutty girlfriend, now wife, Maria were boring and annoying Really Jon, you would divorce your wife of 35 years for this nut with a vicious dog At least, that is the way he portrayed this woman I thought she was borderline autistic from his descriptions of her I m married to an artist, so I know they can be a little whacked, but really, Maria was beyond whacky A quilt maker who makes quilts from old scraps of material, but she hasn t done anything with her art for 10 years.because Well, because she thinks people won t think it s good And, she doesn t really like to show her art to people But of course, a true artist is not going to much care what anyone else thinks of her work A true artist is compelled to make art God, what a couple of whiners Even the dog, Frieda Maria named her after Frida Kahlo So, am I the only one who wonders why she spelled it Frieda, not Frida A tiny nit picky point, admittedly, but still, why Yep, Jonny boy, stick to writing about dogs I don t care about your personal life At all.

  4. says:

    This book is a memoir about Jon, Maria and Freida the dog all looking for second chances at a better life and love.The story is sweet and uplifting I love animals, so, I m a sucker for any success story involving a wayword, dog A dog most would have given up on Despite the repetition in the book, it is a good read and quite enjoyable.

  5. says:

    I would give this book a 3.5 I have read several books by Jon Katz The Second Chance Dog A Love Story Is about Frieda the dog pictured on the cover Jon met Frieda the same time he met her owner Maria Frieda had been rescued from the animal shelter where she had been for a year Frieda and Maria bonded but Frieda wanted nothing to do with any other person or animal This story could have ended here but Jon was smitten by Maria Both were and the end of their marriages and unhappy Soon both went through divorces Jon wanted Maria to be part of his life, and Frieda was part of the package most of the book writes about Jon getting closer to Maria and finding a way to get close to Frieda, not an easy task frieda had been hurt and betrayed in her past and is distrustful of everyone but maria the second chance dog is about second chances for dogs and people will jon succeed in winning over Frieda will Jon and Maria have second chances with each other this is a pretty nice read Jon Katz is always very honest about his love for animals and about the obstacles he has faced with depression and starting over I liked this book for the most part but i liked a couple of his books a bit better This one is pretty good as well I just wished he had stuck to writing about the animals, the main reason I read his books.

  6. says:

    It illustrates the problem of rescuing a dog physically but not mentally, and I wish the author had said about how giving the dog a home isn t enough if you don t make it comfortable in the world that is my main problem with the book.Almost two thirds of the book is devoted to the author and his relationship with the owner of the dog, Frieda.I liked the parts and musings about the dogs, and the relationship between the people and dogs in the book I was not particularly interested in long musings about how being an artist means that you cannot pay your bills I was rather annoyed at both of the main human characters, one being manipulative and the other mistaking solitude for independence I probably would have liked the book of the humans got their shit together during the book, but no, some minor changes in habits, but little real behavioural changes Almost the opposite of the dog story Showing how it can be easier to rescue a dog than to rescue yourself and other people.

  7. says:

    I loved this story for the love, persistence, stamina and survival of both humans and animals It s a story surrounded with love amidst the harsh realities of life I have never read a story by Jon Katz before but I will after reading this one However I ll need to take some time to dwell on the wonderful, sad but ultimately triumphant life of Frieda, Jon and Maria It is a beautiful testament to the hope, love and persistence of Jon s dream I m glad he succeeded We are all richer for it.

  8. says:

    I loved this book

  9. says:

    This may be one of the most enligtening books on love out there It was the sweetest love story between Katz, his wife and her dog It also was in a sense about how Katz learned to love himself in the process.Being a single woman with a strong willed guard dog, who also happens to have a healthy prey drive, it was easy to see my Ollie throughout this book In fact, as I m writing this he is terrorizing someone through the screendoor who dared walk on our street My emotions were all over with this book I was laughing, crying and sighing throughout Jon Katz has once again written a fantastic book

  10. says:

    I haven t read Jon Katz s other dog books, but have always wanted to read at least one When I was given a chance to read this one I was happy to read a dog story that I knew did not have a unhappy ending In other words, I knew this dog would always have a home and nothing tragic happened to her before I picked up this book Those that shy away from dog books for this reason, rest easy This book was really half of what Jon and, his now wife, Maria went through to be together One of Jon s biggest obstacles was gaining Frieda s, Maria s protective dog, trust I have to admit, I wasn t involved in the story until Jon started unraveling Frieda s past and he gained insight into being a generous person to the people he loves After this happened, I couldn t wait to read how things progressed with Frieda and Maria.My one complaint is really a general one Whenever someone, especially dog trainers, adamantly complain and decree that dogs should not ever be anthropomorphized, I usually scoff and then roll my eyes Why Because you can always catch them doing just that In the book, yes, I did catch him several times putting human emotion or reasoning to an animal and sometimes he even caught himself I mean I do it all the time, but I don t tell people to how dare you not ever do it I mean, they do have emotion, right Anyhoo at least this wasn t a major part of this book so it didn t get in the way too much.I give this book 3 stars For dog lovers you will really enjoy how he never gave up on a dog that seemed determined to never be a part of the farm s life You will enjoy the dedication he gave to this dog and his, now wife, Maria.

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