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Show & Tell: Thanksgiving Dinner Guest
Usually, we eat in the kitchen, but on Thanksgiving we set the table in the dining room. Without any encouragement from anyone, Brandy climbed up on a dining room chair as if ready to be served. He never got food from the table, but I think he knew we’d all be in the dining room, and he just wanted to be with the family. He got down when he realized he was too big for the chair.   —B.J. Burton...
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Show & Tell: Tegan and Kumar
Sleeping pals
This is Kumar, a two-year-old white German Shepherd, with his best friend, one-year-old Tegan Bailey. Kumar and Tegan fall asleep together every day. They are an inseparable pair.   —Kari Bailey, Panama City, Fla.         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...
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Show & Tell: Pandy
How our dog inspires us.
Three months ago, our nine-year-old Boston Terrier had to have surgery to remove both eyes, due to retinal detachment and tremendous, painful pressure that had slowly built up in her eyes. We were worried about her at first. How would she get around, eat, drink, get outside? But within a week, Pandy picked up a sixth sense that none of us expected. The sense only a blind dog can have to thrive...
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Show & Tell: Yeller Turns 18
Yeller Celebrates his 18th birthday: All the neighborhood kids came to a party to congratulate him. Species-appropriate cake for all, plus prizes for such feats as “drop a cookie in Yeller’s mouth” (he’s blind in one eye and doesn't see a lot out of the other). — Jill Hinckley, Portland, Ore.            Send us your photos. Topics include Dog Is My Co-Pilot, My Dog Tickles My Funny Bone, or just...
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Family Dog: Judge
Send us your vintage family-dog photos
It’s not surprising that, since they’re such integral parts of our lives, dogs are also part of our individual family histories, and the stories that come from them. When families get together for birthdays, holidays or just for fun, these stories tend to be trotted out and enjoyed once again by everyone. Here’s one we found enchanting, and we’re pleased to share it. Send us your vintage (1950s...
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Family Dog: Biscardi
It’s not surprising that, since they’re such integral parts of our lives, dogs are also part of our individual family histories, and the stories that come from them. When families get together for birthdays, holidays or just for fun, these stories tend to be trotted out and enjoyed once again by everyone. Here’s one we found enchanting, and we’re pleased to share it. Send us your family-dog...
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Family Dog: Freckles
Send us your family-dog photos
It’s not surprising that, since they’re such integral parts of our lives, dogs are also part of our individual family histories, and the stories that come from them. When families get together for birthdays, holidays or just for fun, these stories tend to be trotted out and enjoyed once again by everyone. Here’s one we found enchanting, and we’re pleased to share it. Send us your family-dog...
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The Great Pumpkin Rides Again—Bark’s 2009 Halloween Photo Contest
*Update*
Aladdin and Phoenix 2009 Winner
*Update* The winner of our 2009 Halloween photo contest are Bonnie and Beth of Plainview, N.Y. for their photo of Aladdin and Phoenix. Aladdin and Phoenix are the Greek Gods of the Sea, King Poseidon, and his son, King Triton. They are guarding the seas with their magical tridents.   From Angels to Zorros—we want to see your canine wizards, princesses, cowboys and superheroes. Are you and your...
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So You Think You Can Write … Fiction?
If so, enter Bark's first talent/writing contest.
The Bark
And the winners are... Village Dogs by Bim AngstStreet Dog by Shawn Kobb   Bark is proud to have published wonderful essays, memoirs and other true-life narratives by some of today’s leading writers. Now we are searching for fantastic fiction. So, we’re holding our first writing contest, looking for the best all-around canine-centric short story we can find. Read the following rules carefully....
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Family Dog: Derby
Bruce Gordon with Derby, circa 1950, in front of the family home in Boston. Heather Gordon Huntington, who sent us this photo and the story behind it, says that she’d heard stories about Derby all her life—the Boxer had almost mythical status in her family.He followed her father to school, then broke into the cloakroom and ate everyone’s lunches before escaping; he was the happy recipient of her...

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