For anyone who has HBO, one of my favorite books, A Dog Year, by Jon Katz, has been made into a movie(click to see preview). I've been waiting and waiting for it to be aired.
Finally, it will be on HBO on September 3. I'm sure it will come out on DVD at some point. Most of those HBO movies do, but I couldn't take the risk and miss it. I signed up for HBO this month just so I could watch the movie! That's how much I want to see it. I've read the book at least 5 times. It's always good for a laugh, or a good cry.
I was lucky enough to have my copy of the book signed by the author. He lives locally, and does several readings a year.
This book ultimately led me to Oreo. I fell in love with the dog on the cover, and longed for a black and white dog with intense brown eyes. When I saw 3 sheltie puppies, two sable color, and one tiny black & white one, I thought....that's my dog. Thanks Mr. Katz.