Former journalist and mystery novelist (h/t Kirkus Reviews), Katz takes the view that we are expecting too much from our dogs and losing the sense of their animal nature and therefore our respect for them. They are beings outside the reach of what we can know, and he believes we do a disservice to them by imposing human thoughts and motives to their actions. He loves his dogs and works to see them as they are, not as we imagine them to be. He confesses this is not easy.
Jon Katz “Dancing Dogs” is a collection of short stories from real life people that take a closer look at the emotional connection people have with their animals and how that relationship changes them. Where most people write about the dogs, Katz, a New York Times best-selling author, is writing about the people who keep them.
Steve Dale sits down with Jon to discuss his first collection of short stories, “Dancing Dogs.”