Hidden within the library stacks, in the Large Print section, is a wonderful, inspiring non-fiction love story with a happy ending. If you are in need of a little uplifting to your day, Jon Katz's story just might help.
This is the story of a dog named Frieda, a dog adopted from an animal shelter in upstate New York and brought to Jon Katz's farm by a woman named Maria.
Frieda is a rottweiler-shepard mix, and was raised to solely be a guard dog. After faithfully working for several years guarding an auto shop, she was abandoned by her owner in the Adirondack woods. For several years she fended for herself until a local animal shelter was finally able to bring her to safety.
This is the tale of how Katz was able to integrate Frieda into a warm, caring, and compassionate household and heal her aggressive tendencies, to become part of a working farm with donkeys,sheep,barn cats, chickens and other dogs.
There is also the story of how Katz and Maria grow to love and trust each other and eventually build a life together filled with mutual support and respect. I highly recommend this easy read.