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Dog Days of Winter

“Lucy is a gentle and passionate nine-year-old Golden Retriever who lives life to its fullest. She loves her special time after one of our Northeast snowstorms, which provide her with the magical frolicking moments that cure those winter blues. Lucy spends hours making snow dog angels and stuffing her head completely into the fluffy stuff. She comes up for air occasionally, always with an icy nose and snow-covered face.” —Barry Potoker, Saratoga Spring, N.Y.
 

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Show & Tell: Dog Is Her Co-Pilot

“Iggy bonds with our daughter ... as a puppy ... and as an adult.” —Lisa Prince Fishler, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

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How I Found My Dog: Love At First Lick

I found Frances on June 11, 2005. I was setting up a picnic in a park in Queens, N.Y., and my friend started pointing to a creature crawling out of the pond (swamp). “Oh my god, it’s a dog!” I said, as I started running towards him. He ran from me for a minute or two. Then, was so afraid, he peed. Then he kissed me.

He was covered in pond scum and hives, and the pads of his feet were either worn off or burned from running on asphalt. I cleaned him off as best I could with what I had at the park. I was living with a roommate who already had two dogs and a cat, so I could not keep him with me because I did not know his health or behavior status. Luckily, I work in an animal hospital and I brought him there for a few days. We figured out he had many allergies; the biggest one was to chicken. I was lucky enough to find a friend who owns a boarding facility in Whitestone, N.Y. He let me keep Frances there until I found a new place to live. It took me a month to find a sublet in Brooklyn before I got to bring my baby home.

Frances suffers from noise phobias, separation anxiety, allergies and dog aggression. It took a lot of time, patience and love, and with the help of the best vets in the world, friends, and his cat Fu Manchu, Frances has become a healthy, happy boy. I can’t imagine life without him. He still has issues. I moved to a quieter neighborhood, which has helped tremendously. He is still dog aggressive and I dream of a day when I can help him get over this. He must have been used for fighting because of his scars. He is about five years old now and loves to go to Pennsylvania to play in the woods and lay in the sun. I hope to have many years with my lovable knucklehead and his kitties Fu and Wyatt. --Jen Genesi

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Show & Tell: Gone Fishing

Luna has always hunted rabbits and squirrels, but now that she's older and slower she's taken up fishing. She watches bluegills from our lakeside deck. Once, wading, she actually caught one but spit it right out. We think she was expecting it to have fur. -- Susan Sanders, Richfield, Wisc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

 
 

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Show & Tell: All in the Family

"Our granddaughter, Mia Green, was only a few days old and the family dogs, Monster, Mango and Moose (left to right) are in awe of the new addition. Grandpa, Surendra Saxena, is pretty much in awe too. Grandma, Mona Saxena, took the pictures." -- Mona Saxena, Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

 
 

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Show & Tell, Sammie and the Golden Oreo
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What Is This Dog Doing?

“I was just having fun with Sammie, playing Catch the Golden Oreo. Amazing that I got this shot of her. Friends have said I should to send it to Nabisco. I said I was going to start with The Bark.” --Gail Middleton, Guerneville, Calif.

 

 

 

 

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

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Show & Tell: First Down and Woof

Chester, one of our three Saint Bernards, loves watching TV with us and was mesmerized by this year’s Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. As you can see it caught his attention! --Bill and Marti Balicki, Red Bank, NJ
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

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Show & Tell: Buddy the Catsitter

Ten years ago one of our barn cats abandoned her four kittens in the yard. We tried to make her take them back, but she kept leaving them in the yard. The kittens were getting weaker and weaker. I called the vet to see what special care they would need. She said besides feeding them we would have to clean them up after each feeding.  Kittens cannot do bathroom duty on their own. That is the mother cat’s duty.

 

So my 6 year-old-son and I took on the duties of bottle-feeding and cleaning.  We set up a schedule that every few hours we would feed them with a tiny bottle of goat milk and wash the kitten’s bottoms. So we began what would be our schedule for the next several weeks. As we attended to one at a time, we would set them on a towel and heating pad to dry off a bit. Our Cocker Spaniel appeared on the second feeding/cleaning and started to help. HE would lick them clean and then nudge them to HIS belly, where the kittens promptly started to suckle! HE was such a devoted babysitter. After the kittens fell asleep, we would put them in a basket to keep them warm. Buddy would lie by the basket and when the kittens would wake up he would come and get us for their next feeding. He was quite the worrywart.

 

Thank you Buddy for all that you gave everyone while you romped this Earth! We love you and miss you. --Marcia Pockat, Ripon, Wisconsin

 

Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just about anything that captures your dog's special something. Send the photo with a brief description, to editor@thebark.com. Winners online receive a subscription (new or renewal) to Bark magazine. Winners in the magazine receive all that plus a snazzy Dog Is My Co-Pilot T-shirt.

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Show & Tell: Dashing Through the Snow
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The Big Question: What would 10-month-old Daisy think of her first snowfall?

As the photo depicts, she didn’t miss a beat. I guess Setters love to run and play in just about anything: sun, rain, sand and, especially, snow. Of course, it always helps if there are some birds around.  —Leah Perkins, Boone, N.C.

 

 

 

 

 

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Show & Tell: In the Doggiegloo
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This is a picture of our little furkid Ruby, taken December 24, 2008. She discovered the igloo my granddaughter had built in the front yard and decided it must be checked out. I had a hard time convincing her to leave it! --Frank Isacson, Victoria, British Columbia
 

 

 

 

 

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