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We love wet dogs!

Kona soaking wet after his very first swim in the pool. —Kristin Scoza, Belford, 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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Halloween Contest 2009
Photo Contest Submissions!

 

Last year, we told our readers we’d love to see photos of their costumed dogs, and boy, did they ever come through. Here is the entries from our photo contest last year.

Click here to find out about our 2010 contest.

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Show & Tell: Puppy Paddle

This is four-month-old Leila (a Coonhound/Lab mix) learning how to swim at the “Puppy Paddle,” an annual event held at the public pool in Bowling Green, Ky., at the end of swimming season. Owners and their furbabies are invited to come and swim before the pool is drained. It was a blast, and sparked Leila’s love of the water. Now, at one-year-old, I can’t keep her out of it! 

  —Amanda Hardeman, Bowling Green, Ky.  

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: A furry dip

Chloe, our wonderful “found” dog enjoying the water at Myrtle Beach’s Bark Park.

  —Leslie Vanauken, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

 

 

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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Sweet Licks Contest

Enter Your “Sweet Licks” photo for a chance to win treats and prizes!
Nature's Variety and independent pet food retailers throughout the United States will be hosting fun, cool and tasty dog ice cream socials this weekend, July 17 & 18. Nature's Variety is providing its frozen dessert product for dogs, SweetSpots ®, to nearly 60 different "World's Largest Dog Ice Cream Social" events across the country — check out an event near you.

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Vue™ Caught In the Act! And the winner is…

 Grand Prize Winner

“It wasn't me mom, it was that cat behind me...really!”

Who could be mad at this face? Definitely not us! In fact, sweet little Jamie (short for Jamison) of East Haven, Conn. had us so enamored that we barely noticed the garbage strewn from hither to yon.

Congratulations to Jamie and her human, Robyn Lisone! You are now the proud owners of a Vue™ Personal Video Network. Robyn, we recommend that you set up one of the cameras next to the garbage bin. We are sure that you'll soon find that it has been the cat all along.

 

 

 

Reader’s Choice Winner

“Feeling Blue After Stealing & Eating A Ballpoint Pen”

Enzo, the oh so blue retriever of Concord, Mass., was such a hit with our Facebook fans that we decided to award him with a Reader’s Choice Award. Congratulations to Enzo and his person, Vicki Lynch—We hope you enjoy the Bark Goodie Bag!

To see all of the entries in Vue™ Caught In the Act contest click here.

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Beyond the Dog Door
We want your pet-savvy home improvement advice

UPDATE: Thanks for your tips added below, sent in via email, and posted on Facebook. Look for your the wisdom of Bark readers and editors in our September issue. A winner has been selected and notified.

 

When my husband and I renovated our house—we replaced our solid wood front door with a glass door. We made the change because here in Seattle you will do pretty much anything to capture daylight—or what passes for daylight in these parts. But our new door proved a brilliant stroke for our dogs, especially Lulu. She lounges in the entrance and watches the world—lots of walkers and dogs, squirrels, crows and blue jays—go by. The only minor downside is the persistent cloud of nose prints on the glass.

  We have other friends who were more proactive in accommodating their dogs—installing viewing holes in a fence, adding on mudrooms, or setting up outdoor cleaning stations. They chose distressed leather for dog-friendly couches, installed natural, anti-bacterial Marmoleum floors, elevated dog bowls, and replaced all chemical cleaners with natural options such as vinegar. And more.   We figure this sort of creative canine-centered housekeeping is everyday stuff for Bark readers, and we want to learn from you. From renovation ideas and quick fixes to your favorite housecleaning products and tools (tell me, is the Roomba as great as it sounds?). We want to know—and share with others—your advice.   Maybe you learned something was great for dogs by accident (as we did with our front door) or applied research and deliberate brainstorming to solve your canine-roommate challenges (or should we say, opportunities?). Post a comment below or send us an email, and you could be an important part of our dog-smart home story in the next issue of Bark.   Plus, everyone providing suggestions will be entered in a drawing for some cool Bark prizes.

 

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Lucy and Otto
A love story [Show & Tell]

Lucy is new to the family -- having been adopted four months ago. I just submitted a photo of her smiling to your smile photo section. She is quite the ham. Lucy and her big brothers have forged a very strong bond and Otto feels the need to "rescue" her whenever she gets on the raft. In fact, she'd much rather play in the pool and retrieve the big dog toys out of the water. As you can see from the well-worn (and chewed) raft, our swimming pool has gone to the dogs! We wouldn't have it any other way. Hope you enjoy this video as much as we have. We can't help but smile whenever we view it. Thanks for publishing such a good read!

-Mindy Franklin Levine, NYC

 

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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 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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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 or earlier) family-dog photos and stories: familydog@thebark.com.

The Tate Boys & Judge
Taken in 1901 at Lakin, Kan., this photo shows brothers James and Victor Tate and their pup Judge (patiently serving as a cushion for Victor) and was sent in by their grandniece, Kristen Adame. The Tate family ran the town’s general store from the early 1880s until about 1995. James, who attended the U.S. Naval Academy, died at the age of 21 in the 1918 flu epidemic. Victor also attended the academy and retired from the U.S. Navy in the 1950s.

Judge’s story: Lakin was a rural community, and even dogs living on Main Street ran free. One day, Judge disappeared, and the children were heartbroken. Then, about a year later, James and his father, George, made a trip to Ulysses, a town about 30 miles south of Lakin. And there on the street, sitting outside a café, was a dog who looked a lot like Judge! On closer inspection, the dog turned out to be their lost pooch, who had apparently been dognapped and used to help herd cattle in Ulysses. Happily, Judge was returned to the family, and lived out the rest of his considerable life as the Tate’s family dog.

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