Do animals have souls? Do they affect ours? Do they make moral choices? In Soul of a Dog, Jon Katz explores these questions through stories of his border collie Rose. Not one for being petted or cuddled, Rose's integrity and devotion to running the farm are complete. When Jon is sick, Rose is the only one of the dogs who will not leave his side. Here, too, are fascinating looks at his other dogs Izzy, Lenore, and Pearl; his gentle, ethereal donkeys; and a 2,500-pound doughnut-loving steer named Elvis.