Magazine: 2012-2014
Issue 75: Fall 2013
Our 75th issue! Satos, Travel and Homemade Kibble
The Bark Magazine - Issue 75 (FALL 2013)

Welcome to our 75th issue. The importance of adoption has long been a critical aspect of our agenda, and in this issue, we showcase innovative sheltering programs. We first covered the plight of satos, stray dogs of Puerto Rico, 10 years ago, and it’s encouraging to learn that progress is being made by groups like Pets Alive Puerto Rico. John Woestendiek examines college programs that reward students for fostering dogs and cats in their dorm rooms, and David Grimm takes us a on a visit to a unique Louisiana prison-shelter program.  Elaine Sichel, prizewinner in our humor-writing contest, also perfectly complements this theme; in a lighthearted way, she makes it clear that we’re the winners when we adopt shelter dogs. Jennifer Senski, who is doing her PhD dissertation on the state of sheltering, puts out a call to the shelter community for assistance with data collection.

On other fronts, in “Body Language,” Jane Brackman considers the ways dated and misapplied definitions have been used to set breed standards, and Karen London tells us why it’s important that dogs learn to focus. Plus we discover that autumn is the perfect time to visit Minnesota’s scenic Highway 61, with a drive along Lake Superior. Pieces on the value of probiotics, a recipe for homemade kibble, a home-visiting vet and the ways dog “germs” make our homes healthier round out the issue. We also have some great book picks that will help us learn more about how smart our dogs truly can be—and a new collection from our favorite poet, Mary Oliver. Without further ado, then, I invite you to subscribe to The Bark or get your copy of the fall issue, dig in and enjoy the reading.

Porch Dogs: Photographs celebrating Southern Dogs. By Nell Dickerson
Animals Among the Inmates: A prison shelter program. By David Grimm
The Gut: The Key to Health. By W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Dogs as Kids: New research redefines parenting. By Karen London, PhD
Fostering Good Habits in College: Schools welcoming second chance dogs. By John Woestendiek
Body Language: Breed standards and the words that define them. By Jane Brackman, PhD
Best Boy: An essay about a lost and found dog. By Carrie Friedman
EndPiece: Letter to an Adoptable Dog. By Elaine Sichel

Editor’s Letter
Readers’ Letters
Guest Editorial: State of Sheltering
Fetching Germs
Dog-Friendly Philly & WoofFest, Medieval Origins
Trend Spotting; Postcard from Montreal
Alex Colville
Smiling Dogs
New Products: The Harvest Is In
Fair Trade Signs By Genevieve Rajewski

It’s a Dog’s Life
Recipe: Homemade Kibble By Henrietta Morrison
Your Photos: Family Dog By Allison V. Smith
DIY: Mobile Doghouse By Michael Blunt
Grooming: Tips on Self-Serve Dog Washing By Robyn Michaels
On View: Bill Traylor folk artist extraordinaire By Cameron Woo
Wellness: Canine Yoga By Sassafrass Lowrey
Travel: Minnesota’s Fall Colors By Claudia Kawczynska
Second Opinion: Seniors and their dogs By Nick Trout, DVM
Behavior: Attention, Please! By Karen London, PhD

Humane: Hope for Puerto Rico’s Strays Pets Alive By Sarah Gold

Q&A: Jeffrey Levy, DVM NYC’s Vet On the Go By Lee Harrington
Masterwork: Gertrude Käsebier Charging Thunder and his dog By Susan Tasaki
Book reviews: Chaser by John Pilley; How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns; What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren; Dog Songs by Mary Oliver; Ask Bob by Peter Gethers; Short Leash by Janice Gary; Following Atticus by Tom Ryan; Weekends with Daisy by Sharon Luttrell; Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt; All that Ails You by Mark Asher

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:

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

My Colter by Rick Bass

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

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

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

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:

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

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:
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

Dog Lit 101: Dr. Dog

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

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

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 08: Summer 1999

Can you believe it? The Bark has a new ‘do – looks pretty spiffy, don’t you think? We regret letting our larger, tabloid format go, but in order to keep pace in the publishing world and to get ourselves onto more newsstands, we’ve had a style makeover. We hope you approve. Many of you will find this smaller size easier to read, especially with your dog’s head resting on your lap. But besides the new format, we are still the same Bark, bringing you the best contemporary dog culture in the work of leading writers and artists such as Anne Lamott, Mark Derr, Louise Rafkin, Mike Paterniti, Mark Ulriksen and Paul Auster.

In This Issue:
Dog Park Turf Wars: A Political Primer
The Evolution of The Perfect Dog
Greg Louganis, Nicholas Dodman, Lynda Barry, essays, reviews and more

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 07: Spring 1999

Here we are with No. 7, the first issue in 1999. With every issue we expand a little and with this one we are up to 32-pages. We owe it all to you. Little did we know when we first started out as an 8-page newsletter that we’d strike such a chord. Now that we have been doing it for a while, we’ve come to understand that there are many, like us, who respond to a magazine that brings a literary/arts perspective to the subject of everything canine. The Bark is, above all else, the dog magazine for people who love to read.

In This Issue:
[Art] Dogs in the Visual Arts by Art Spiegelman and Robert Rosenblum
Canine Inspiration by Lynda Barry
Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar
Barking with Dr. Nicholas Dodman
Dog Parks
Book/Film Reviews

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 06: Fall 1998

The Bark enters a new season. After the frenzy of summertime, it is at long last fall, the time for gathering in the crops and burying bones and nuts for the approaching winter. We wish to welcome those new to The Bark, and hope you find something to your liking in these pages.

In This Issue:
Works authored by Elliott Erwitt, Vicki Hearne and Brad Watson
Essays, interviews, travel, books, film, art, reviews and politics.

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 05: Summer 1998

Here for your enjoyment: The Bark 5, a Summer literary issue.
Your enthusiasm has given us the incentive to forge onward. We are only a little over a year old, still damp behind the ears, but we are hoping to attract dog lovers nationwide who want a publication that speaks to them. A feature article on us in the San Francisco Examiner Business page in June has worked wonders—garnering attention from around the country. Ah, the power of the press. . . .We welcome all our new subscribers and readers and want to thank everyone for your interest.

On to “5” and its expanded 28 pages, filled with a wonderful array of articles, stories and interviews guaranteed to grab your attention. It is our mission to explore the many perspectives involved in what it means to be a dog person in today’s society. We look forward to hearing your opinions.

In This Special Literary Issue:
Works authored by Mark Derr, Caroline Knapp, Donald McCaig, and Daniel Pinkwater
Essays, interviews, reviews and more.

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 04: Spring 1998

Welcome to the Winter/Spring Bark. This fourth issue also marks our first anniversary. A year ago we offered you an 8-page newsletter, today we are able to give you 20 big pages chock-full of articles, graphics, and art geared for you, the modern urban dog enthusiast. If you have been with us from the beginning, you will know that our growth has been meteoric. This has propelled us to expand our vistas, so even though our home base will remain Berkeley, we hope that our appeal has resonance nationwide. For the first time we will be offering Bark subscription services as well as memberships to the group, Friends of Cesar Chavez Park.

In This Issue:
The Urban(e) Dog
Essays, Travel, Pet Loss, Fighting, Psychics
Books, Media, Art, Reviews, Politics and Art by Mark Ulriksen

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 03: Fall 1997

Welcome to Bark III. Being still so new, a little introduction is in order. We began as a group of newsletter—deprived dog lovers who like to cavort leash-free at César Chavez Park, the wonderful 90 acre park in Berkeley’s Marina. But like this 16 page, tabloid sized issue, we too have progressed from our first. We owe our success in jumping 8 to 12 and now to 16 pages to you, the readers. Our growth also mirrors our expanded direction in putting out The Bark. Even though we still will be presenting you park policy news and stand behind our Adopt-an-Orphan Poop program, we have broadened our scope to include issues and stories that affect dog lovers everywhere. We might scoop-the-poop locally but we stir it up globally.

Our leadoff article is a Bark exclusive featuring a delightful and insightful interview with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, our local best-seller list author, who shares his views on love, doggy style. We also have an interview with Weimaranerologist, William Wegman. Along with the continuation of the story with our local writer/vet, Terri McGinnis, we have expanded our columns and reviews. Wc would like to salute one of our newest (and youngest) contributors, Spencer Tang-Smith, who writes about an innovative solution for you intact males. New, as well, is a Bark sports desk, with an interview with a NFL owner/ trainer, as well as our regular features and reviews ... Kibble, art and cartoons ... So sit back, relax and take a walk on the wild side...

Jeffrey Masson, William Wegman, Terri McGinnis, DVM
Essays, Art, TV, Books, Product, Sports
Politics and Food