I just noticed that HBO has made a movie based on Jon Katz's book, A Dog Year. Looks like it premieres this coming Thursday night.
I first found Jon Katz when he was writing the "Heavy Petting" column on www.slate.com. Several years ago he rescued a border collie with issues (is there any other kind?) about the same time Katz was going thru his requisite mid life crisis. When he figures out that neither of them is going to survive in suburbia, he moves to the country and gets a flock of sheep (which is exactly what I want to do when I have my mid-life crisis AND win the lottery. Right after I buy the big RV and hire a handsome driver named Rico - but that's another story.) Anyhow - that's what the book was about.
Jeff Bridges (who could also be my RV driver) stars and the preview shows him going ass over teacup in a herd of sheep. I have set my DVR.