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Weekly Smiler 8-12-13
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Browny - Smiling Dog

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This week: Browny, Emmet, Griffin, Lucy and Maxx.

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Weekly Smiler 8-5-13
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Coffee

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This week: Coffee, Enzo, Jack, Jack, and Machete!

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Weekly Smiler 7-29-13
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Alfie Smiling Dog

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This week: Alfie, Annie, Banjo, Buster and Durango Pete.

Dog's Life: Travel
Outward Hound
Bark editors share their summer picks.

Unleashing our inner farm dog
Tap into rural pleasures (just-picked pears, clucking chickens, muddy boots) during a pet-friendly farm stay. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the aptly named Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation, Wash., where organic orchards, vineyards and gardens supply scrumptious scenery and farm dinners. And in the East Coast, there’s the 200-acre Champlain Valley Alpacas farm in bucolic Bridport, Vt. — milk goats, learn to spin — good dogs and horses too are welcomed.
dogmtnfarm.com
champlainvalleyalpacas.com

Houseboat vacations
Get a few of your dog park friends together, or for a family reunion, rent dogfriendly houseboats on many of America’s loveliest lakes. From western-state lakes like Mead, Oroville and Trinity to Texas’ Lake Armistad or Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, check out the rates and locations on foreverresorts.com or houseboating.org.

Trailer Life Lite
Renting a camper trailer — a vintage Airstream or a family-sized model with all the homey comforts — is easy and affordable. Plus you can have your “accommodations” delivered to a choice campground. Many trailer rental companies do all the work — towing, hook ups and taking it away. Best way to find one is to search online for a company in your vacation spot area.

Al fresco film
Drive-in movie lots, such as the historic Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre on US Route 1 in North Carolina, are a crackerjack option for movie buffs who don’t want to leave their canine cineastes at home. But we really love skipping the car and lolling under the stars on picnic blankets. A couple faves include the oldest continuously running drive-in located in Orefield, Pennsylvania (since 1934), and the Fremont Outdoor Cinema in Seattle, where beanbag chairs are de rigueur.

Scouting antlers
Deer and elk antlers have become our dogs’ favorite chew — and lots of folks these days are training their dogs to find these naturally shed “organic treats.” Once your dog retrieves one from your countryside walk, you can saw it into smaller pieces (removing the sharper ends). Any dog who likes to fetch can be taught how. Check out antler scouting and training tips: Minnesota.publicradio.org

TIP: Do not wash the antlers, just dry-scrub off any dirt or plant material. Water might cause mold.

Community dog wash
Get the neighorhood kids together and hold a dog wash for your favorite shelter. Ask your local pet store to donate tearless shampoo, too.

Hospitable backcountry
Most national parks aren’t all that dog friendly. So skip Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Yosemite — where canines are limited to pavement and campsites — and discover welcoming trails through jaw-dropping wilderness in most national forests and National Recreation Areas, such as, Delaware Water Gap, Hells Canyon, Chattahochee River, and Santa Monica Mountains.
petfriendlytravel.com
hikewithyourdog.com

TIP: Tick season is here, so check your dog thoroughly for signs of ticks — and remove them properly and immediately. If a tick is attached for more than 48 hours, it might infect your dog with Lyme disease. Bring along a tick removing device on hikes.

Lounge lizards
Whether in the pool or on the lake, this is a float made just for pooches who want to cool off this summer. It is tear-resistant, can be used both in the water or as an outdoor bed, and comes in three sizes. Ultrafloats.com

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Weekly Smiler 7-22-13
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Duffy - Smiling Dog

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This week: Duffy, Monty, Reggie, Teddy and Tyler.

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Weekly Smiler 7-15-13
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Diego Smiling Dog

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This week: Diego, Kuma, Moxie, Rasta and Stoby.

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Weekly Smiler 7-8-13
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Bo - Smiling Dog

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This week: Bo, Digger, Levi, Norabelle and Wicker.

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 11: Spring 2000

A full issue featuring Dogs in Cartoons. Including Patrick McDonnell, Lynda Barry, John Callahan, Edward Koren, Art Spiegelman and Odes to Goofy, Barfy, and Earl. Writings by Rick Bass and Barnaby Conrad III. Plus Cynthia Heimel and Ian Shoales Howl at the Moon.

In This Issue:

FEATURES
Happy Campers Patricia Alder goes to the dogs in Lake Tahoe
A New Breed of Magic by Louise Aronson
Unraveling the Dog’s Genetic Blueprint by Mark Derr

STORY
My Colter by Rick Bass

SERIES
The Ruth Chronicles by Donald McCaig
The Future Dog! by Edward Koren
The Century in Dog Tales - “Dog Training” (1940) by E.B. White

DIG
Doggy Dialogues Ian Dunbar talks with Mathilde DeCagny
King of Kong Claudia Kawczynska talks with Joe Markham, inventor of Kong

SPEAK
Dog Law Musings of a dog-loving lawyer by Jim Smith
Re-Education of a Dog Person by Susan Black
A Dog and a Bunny by Marc Bekoff

PLUS
Therapy Dogs, Summer Camp, Canine Genetics, Training with Frasier's Eddie, A Baseball Dog, and Kong Fu!

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 10: Winter 2000

Those of you who have known us back in our tabloid days have witness our various transformations are probably marveling at our latest. To launch the new-year-decade-century-millennium, The Bark is putting the dog in grand style with new paper and plenty of color. But rest assured the gloss hasn’t gone to our heads. To paraphrase a well-known crooner, we gotta be us!

In This Issue:

FEATURE
The Woof Factor: Heimel, Shoales, McCaig, Chonin
A Century in Dog Tales
Darwin Deconstructed
The Dogs of Silicon Valley
Cats We Love
In Flagrante Delicto: A Single Guy’s Woes

PLUS
Fiction, art, reviews and Lynda Barry

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 09: Fall 1999

Welcome to The Bark’s second annual literature issue, bringing you—The Dogerati —a collection of works by writers and artists in exploration of the miraculous relationship between humans and dogs.
Our new format has won your praise, so we’ve expanded it by a whopping sixteen pages You’ll also see a more diversified advertising “portfolio,” with Los Angeles and New York coming aboard. We hope to add other cities in the near future—today the coasts, tomorrow the world! Let us know what interest you.

In This Issue:
FEATURE
Interview with Janeane Garofalo Modern woman has it all, including dog duty.
Wolf Hybrids by Sophia Yin
Interview with Dr. Nicholas Dodman Does your dog have low self-esteem?
Interview with Dr. Martin Goldstein A holistic vet shares his thoughts on your dog’s diet.
Park R&D: Building a Dog Park of your own by Claudia Kawczynska
Interview with Jane Goodall Goodall talks about her favorite animals

SPECIAL FEATURE
Dog Lit 101: Dr. Dog

EXCERPTS
J.R. Ackerly, James Thurber, Rick Bass, Carol Lea Benjamin, Willie Morris and Eugene O’Neill.

PLUS
Kibble, Lynda Barry, Cats we Love, Ian Shoales, Cynthia Heimel, book reviews, and more.

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