Monday, March 24, 2008

I love it when people hate on Jon Katz ...

After reading some of his columns in Slate, I have never been able to bring myself to actually read one of Jon Katz's books, because his columns have made me think he must be a supercilious imbecile. Pretty much everyone I know who does any sort of dog training agrees with me, and I don't have enough spare time to read his books to confirm or deny. So thanks to Luisa at Lassie Get Help for this post, affirming my gut instinct that I can put off reading Jon Katz until I'm stuck in a body cast or something and have run completely out of other things to read.

6 comments:

Elayne said...

Sanctimonious Asshat are my favorite words for describing Jon Katz. You are lucky to never have suffered through his crappy books. I have my own rant here: http://daysofspeed.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html

Lisa B. said...

Ah yes, now I remember reading your rant a while back! I knew someone else had ranted on him ... actually lots of people have. He's not just a sanctimonious asshat, but a stupid sanctimonious asshat.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

yupe...totally can't accept some1 who gave up their dog becoz of some behavioural issue...

bree said...

After yet another mercy killing by Jon and his wife Maria I thought they should post this on their blog:


Place your orders for soap made from our latest mercy killing of our sweet spirit pony Rocky.
Rocky Soap will be available in time for Christmas delivery so place your orders soon.

Our animals keep on working for us even after their deaths. Rocky soap will clean up most anything at all and is biodegradable. No artificial dyes or perfumes were used in making our very special Rocky Soap.

Coming soon, in time for spring are Red Rugs. Red Rugs are hand made braided rugs that will be made from our spirit dog Red. He is whispering to me now that he may be ready to go to his sunny meadow across the rainbow bridge in a few short months.. We know he's young but when animals are ready to leave us, they have a way of telling us.

We have a spiritual bond with these creatures. They are not to be pitied. They have been very fortunate to have us find them and turn them into characters for our books and blogs. When their work is finished we cannot afford to keep them around. This is not a rescue operation, this is a money making business and unless these animals are working for us they cannot stay here.

Anonymous said...

Bree - Your narrative/ portrayal of Jon and Maria Katz was 100% accurate and very entertaining. I also worry about Red becoming the next sacrificial lamb (no pun intended)in the interest of Bedlam Farm Cash Cow enterprises. I just can't fathom a reputable dog breeder allowing Jon Katz a dog. It sounds as though Simon has been behaving like an ass lately and I am beginning to worry a little about him.
Karen

Franny said...

What does PETA and Bedlam Farm have in common? They both have so much traffic on their Rainbow Bridges the DOT had to put in a toll.
What's the difference between Ingrid Newkirk of Peta and Jon Katz of Bedlam Farm? Ingrid releases her animal spirits from humans forever, Katz keeps dragging his back to work for his blogs.