This is the second page in the series that features the lovely Rose. Jon Katz's latest book, Rose in a Storm, is a novel that was inspired by life with Rose on his farm in upstate New York. The book was released earlier this month and is drawing great reviews. Jon, Maria, and their other Border Collie, Izzy, are currently on tour promoting the book. Rose does NOT like crowds, but did attend one book signing event at a local store. That was enough media exposure for her! Izzy, on the other hand, adores attention and knows how to work a crowd. He will be a great representative for Rose!
Although the book is a work of fiction, Jon has said repeatedly that Rose indeed has saved his life on a number of occasions and he could not have kept the farm going without her help. The book is a tribute to working dogs everywhere.
Rose is the farm's superintendent, of sorts. Not a person or animal comes to or leaves the farm without her knowledge. Jon says there is a map of the farm in Rose's brain. She knows when something is wrong and figures out solutions. No wonder working women around the world are drawn to her!
Rose was in her glory when Jon brought sheep back to the farm this past summer. Can you see the joy on her face as she anticipates getting back to work?
As I've said before, Rose is not a frou-frou kind of dog. I wanted to make this page joyous but not pretty. I placed a transparency over the photo and was pleased with how it turned out.