by Jon Katz. Villard Books, 2009.
As Katz continues his immensely popular chronicle of life on Bedlam Farm, he conducts a running inquiry into the question of whether animals have souls. In his latest irresistible dispatches, Katz shares his adventures with Rose, a serious and hardworking border collie and Lenore, a loving Lab. As close as our bonds with animals become, Katz avers, we must recognize and respect how divergent our inner lives are from theirs. And though we must take responsibility for animals, Katz has no doubt that we need them more than they need us. (Booklist July 2009).