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Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 27: Summer 2004

A summertime’s worth of fun and reading await you in issue 27. Don’t miss Bark’s special literature feature showcasing new stories by Augusten Burroughs, Anthony Doerr and Mary Oliver. Looking for a summer getaway? We bring you 50 ideas, from the San Juan Islands (WA) to the Catskills (NY), one for each state! In the aftermath of 9/11, new studies examine the after effects and possible long-term health problems. Enjoy our conversations with dog painter extraordinaire Robert Zakanitch and training innovator Ian Dunbar. And find the answers to the following … Are two dogs better than one? Is your dog a matchmaker? When is too many vaccinations? Plus Holy Dogs, Hospice Care, Rex in the City and much more.
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FEATURES 
Bark’s Summer Literature ’04 Featuring 16 pages dog-inspired prose—fiction, memoir, humor, including new writing by Mary Oliver, Anthony Doerr and Augusten Burroughs.
50 Ideas for Summer Dog Fun Tips and getaways from coast to coast with collectible map!
Hospice Care Exploring an alternative way to provide comfort. By Karen Edwards
Monitoring the Health of 9/11 SAR Dogs University of Pennsylvania studies health effects on heroic dogs. By Sharon Pflaumer
Aggressive Goodness Robert Zakanitch’s paintings are modern pup art in the truest sense. Interview by Cameron Woo
English Writers & Their Dogs: A Literary Tour Retrace the steps of British luminaries Byron, Bronte, Hardy. By John Humma

DEPARTMENTS
[Training]
A special interview with puppy training guru Ian Dunbar. by Nancy Kerns
[Health]
Less is may be more when it comes to vaccinations. by Janine Adams
[News]
Less is may be more when it comes to vaccinations. by Janine Adams
[Behavior]
No need to apologize—training never ends. by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Lifestyle]
Dogs help sniff out romance online. by Michelle Goodman
[Adoption]
Canine Cuisine: Cooking Tips on bringing home a second dog. by Pat Miller
[Collecting]
Antiquarian bookplates with a canine theme. by Millicent Vetterlein
[Book Reviews]
American Pitbull by Marc Joseph
Throw Me a Bone by Susan Orlean
One at a Time by Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer

PLUS
Rex in the City
Sights to see in Austin, Texas
A gardening canine
Fido flicks

Image credits:
Keith Brauneis/Workbook
Russian Wolfhound Acrylic and graphite on canvas 82 x 74 inches; 2003 (Robert Zakanitch)
Hawaii Map (Jessie Hartland)

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 26: Spring 2004

Our newest issue, Spring #26, is just bursting with tantalizing articles. Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto, interviews the divine diva, Renée Fleming about two of her favorite things, opera and dogs! Our renowned behaviorist, Trisha McConnell explores the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves. We look at the importance dogs can have to the health and well-being of senior citizens; and provide an overview about advances in companion animal law. Reviving a much-cherished craft, we profile the work of Tim Racer, an artist carving true-to-life dog carousel figures. Bark peers into the mind of 18th-century French scientist Comte de Buffon and his pioneering theories on dogs. We examine the world of animal communicators; travel takes us to an idyllic island in Puget Sound; research news about how different breeds “see.” All that plus an in-depth investigation into canine behavior assessments. Do they work? Why is this testing so controversial? And as always, another installment of Rex in the City!
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FEATURES
Renée Fleming At home with the world-renowned diva, her children and their dog. Profile by Ann Patchett
Carousel Dogs Carving lifelike carousel dogs shows off artist Tim Racer’s well-honed talents. by Evelyn C. White
Dog Is in the Details An examination of the methods used for behavioral assessment—the question is “Does it work?” by Barbara Robertson
Animal Communication Exploring the world of dog thought. by Lee Harrington
Buffon Theories about the natural world from an eighteenth-century thinker echo to this day. by Claudia Kawczynska

DEPARTMENTS
[Animal Law]
Legal opinions have changed considerably and the field is attracting increased interest by Rebecca M. Wallick, JD
[Health]
Providing assistance and companionship in our senior years. by Eileen Mitchell
[Travel]
Adventures on the Pacific Northwest’s Whidbey Island. by Lisa Wogan
[Research]
New findings—do different breeds “see” differently? by Jonica Newby, DVM
[Behavior]
Just how close are wolves and dogs? by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
[Food]
Canine Cuisine: Cooking lesson from a PBS chef. by Jeanette Hurt
[Art]
Artist Portfolio: Leslie Enders Lee by Roxana Robinson
[Book Reviews]
The Philosopher’s Dog by Raimond Gaita
Positive Perspectives by Pat Miller
Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed
Straydog by Clay Morgan

STORIES
Someone to Run With An excerpt from a remarkable new book by Israeli author David Grossman
Perfect Dog, Please Call Me The time is ripe for taking the plunge. by Mark Morford
Sleeping with Dogs What to do about a reluctant partner. by Dana Standish
Rex in the City Testing the territorial imperative, human and dog style. by Lee Forgotson

PLUS
Teacher’s Pet creator Gary Baseman
Mad Cow update
Legislation Allowing Dogs in Restaurants
Smiling Dog submissions

Image credits:
Nikki (Mark Compton)
Le Chien de Siberie (Jacques Eustache de Sève)
Wolf (Dugald Stermer)

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 25: Winter 2003

We kick off the Winter/Holiday season with an issue that is sure to delight and, hopefully, move you. Our cover features an exquisite portrait of two best friends (a Siberian Husky and Australian Kelpie) by New Zealand photographer Rachael Hale. Novelist Ann Patchett writes a tender essay on the joys of a domestic life. We investigate canine sidekicks in detective fiction; and we track down those hardworking dogs at Denali National Park. We look at Greyhounds and the dedicated people who are rescuing them. With a nod to our “25th” issue we showcase our favorite sterling keepsakes. Patricia McConnell looks deeper in the mind of the dog, Jonica Newby puts forth the Dingo as “dog-mother” hypothesis—Rex’s guardians start getting serious about their future—all that plus new products, water therapy, vintage gift cards and our very first resource directory to give you a headstart on holiday gift giving.
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FEATURES
Sled Dogs of Denali How the National Park Service partners with these amazing dogs. By Karen Fortier
Patrick McDonnell: Interview The Mutts cartoonist speaks of cartoons and a new book of his collected works. By Cameron Woo
Greyhounds Off the Track Rescuers and humane advocates are trying to make a difference. Is it working? By Twig Mowatt
58 Greyt Way of Life Adopting a Greyhound can change your lifestyle. By Eileen Mitchell
Detective Fiction Snooping around the facts on gumshoe writers with a canine bent. By Jeannette Cooperman

DEPARTMENTS
[Health]
Rehabilitation Therapies: Swimming and underwater treadmills. by Cheryl Burke, DVM
[Media]
Shelter Dogs + Best Friend Forgotten - Two films with powerful messages. by Monica Collins
[Behavior]
Check your assumptions at the door. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
[Muse]
Dylan’s Discography - The spin on Dylan’s dog verse. by Mark R. Johnson
[Assistance]
Kids with Cancer - Pet pen pals lend a loving paw. by Debra Bokur
[Book Reviews]
Feisty Fido by Patricia McConnell & Karen London
In the Company of Newfies by Rhoda Lerman
The Complete Holistic Dog Book by Jan Allegretti & Katy Sommers
plus books for young readers, and an old classic.

STORIES
Case Closed A rescuer’s epiphany leads to the path of following her heart. By Anne Bobby
Jockey’s Gift A Holocaust survivor’s memories of a first dog. By Ruth Gruener
On Responsibility Award-winning novelist Ann Patchett on caring for her two loves.
Rex in the City Romantic consequences of the couple’s first trip away from Rex. By Lee Forgotson.

PLUS
Christo wraps Snoopy’s doghouse
a Collection of Silver Keepsakes
Holiday Home Tips
Animal Ambulances
SheaPet: Grooming products making a difference.

Image credits:
Denali National Park Kennels Collection
Patrick McDonnell (courtesy of King Features)
Heather Bohm-Tallman

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 24: Fall 2003

We kick off our favorite season with a nod to the schoolkid in all of us, our Fall issue highlights striking historical themes. This year marks the centennial of the first flight of those inventive Dayton, Ohio brothers, Wilbur and Orville. But did you know that they were also dog lovers? Also one hundred years ago, Bud, a goggle-wearing Bulldog, became the first canine co-pilot on the inaugural cross-country road trip. His story, along with that of his automobile-driving companions, is told in “Horatio’s Drive.” You may be familiar with the legendary story of how 150 dogs and 20 mushers saved the children of Nome from a diphtheria epidemic—we proudly present an article on this amazing feat based on the new best-seller “The Cruelest Miles” by Gay and Laney Salisbury. New essays by Rick Bass and Roxana Robinson plus Lee Forgotson’s tenth episode in her ever-popular “Rex in the City” series celebrates Halloween.
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FEATURES
Stage Dogs Performers taking bows with canine collaborators. by Jonathan Kiefer
The Wright Brothers Celebrating the 100th anniversary of flight—a look at dogs in the lives of aviation pioneers. by Neenah Ellis
Horatio’s Drive Remembering Bud, the popular canine co-pilot on America’s first cross-country road trip. by Elise O ’Keefe
The Cruelest Miles The historic relay to save the children of Alaska—700 frozen miles in 6 days! by Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury

DEPARTMENTS
[Activity]
Running: Getting you and your dog into shape—safely. by Chris Saunders
[Travel]
Outer Banks: Historic North Carolina shores beckon. by Meghan Yude
[Behavior]
Behavioral testing in shelters. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
[Archeology]
Ancient Egypt’s dog culture. by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
[Nutrition]
Raw Food Diets: BARF is winning converts. Interview with Carina Beth MacDonald
[Book Reviews]
Spotted in France: A Dog’s Life … on the Road by Gregory Edmont
Your Outta Control Puppy: How to Turn Your Precocious Pup into a Perfect Pet by Teoti Anderson
For Bea: The Story of the Beagle Who Changed My Life by Kristin Von Kreisler
The Dogfather by Susan Conant

STORIES
My Dog Lacey Writer Roxana Robinson’s very special muse
Hunting Rick Bass extols the wonderment of life and nature’s perils. by Rita Sands
Rex in the City The author finds herself becoming a stage mother, and the results aren’t pretty. by Lee Forgotson.

PLUS
Marrying Breed: Down the aisle with your pup of honor
Yoga Goes to the Dogs
Leeds Dog Collar Museum
Puppy Training: A starter ’s kit from Urban Puppy.

Image credits:
Bud, fitted with a pair of driving goggles on America's first cross-country automobile trip. Courtesy of Mary Louise Blanchard.
A comic book from the 1940s featuring “Real Heroes” included Balto, lead dog in the 1925 serum run. Courtesy of Gay Salisbury Corbis (Woman and dog running)

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 23: Summer 2003

Get ready for a summertime’s worth of fun and entertainment with Issue 23. Be sure to read up on preparedness tips before venturing onto backcountry trails, and learn about detector dogs who are helping in wildlife conservation efforts and tracking dogs who help find lost dogs. From the scientific front, a look at a remarkable 40-year-long project that is studying canid domestication with a rare photo of the fox pups (looking like miniature Border Collies). Need help when choosing a holistic caregiver? Read our expert’s advice first. Itching for a new hobby? Check out collecting vintage dog tags. Is Hollywood really taking on the cosmetics industry? See our interview with the screenwriter of “Legally Blonde 2.” Plus amazing photographs of an acrobatic terrier by filmmaker Rolf Belgum and a sneak preview of the new Bark book—an excerpt by Susan Straight!
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FEATURES
A New Leash on Life Prison programs that train assistance pups are proving to be a savior for inmates and dogs. by Fern Glazer
The Wild Condition A filmmaker Rolf Belgum documents the lust for life exhibited by his dog, Jacques.
Unleashed in the Backcountry Tips for sharing trail adventures with your dog this summer. by Justin Shipman
Scent of the Wild Training a detector dog to help with wildlife conservation work leads author to reflect on a lot more. by Paula MacKay

DEPARTMENTS
[Collecting]
Antique dog tags are the newest canine collectible! by Diane Bandy
[Health]
Expert guidance in deciding on alternative caregivers. by Katherine A. Kahn, D.V.M.
[Travel]
Michigan’s dog-friendly Mackinac Island. by Trisha Blanchet
[Science]
A landmark study of Siberian foxes looks at canid domestication. by Chris McNamara
[Behavior]
Bad and good behavior can be passed on. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
[Rescue]
A campaign to end the cruel practice of chaining dogs. by Deborah Dobson
[Book Reviews]
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
What the Animals Tell Us by Sonya Fitzpatrick
Click for Joy! by Melissa Alexander

STORIES
Brave and Noble Is the Preschool Dog A tale of first friendships. by Susan Straight
Finding Lily A tracking dog helps in search for lost dog. by Rita Sands
Rex in the City Unexpected guests walk into steamy scene. by Lee Forgotson.

PLUS
Singing dogs, sculptural dogs and comic dogs!

Image credits:
Thorina Rose
Rob Casey
Andrew Ku

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 22: Spring 2003

Step right up for Issue 22’s special feature! Ricky Jay, prestidigitator and historian of the arcane, takes us behind the scenes to unveil the secrets of stage dogs from another century. William Wegman and his Weimaraner collaborators perform their wizardry with vintage sideshow banners in a series entitled, “Strange But True.” Kevin House, whose banner art also graces our cover, brings a contemporary and personal interpretation to this provocative genre. We also have an essay by master storyteller Peter Mayle, famous for his Provence-infused books. This delightful work is about the English and their passion for dogs. Jeannette Cooperman brings us an article about how the friendship between an autistic boy and a dog is helping the child to cope. Plus the latest on scootering, haute cuisine, travel and more await you in our Spring ’03 issue.
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FEATURES
William Wegman: Strange But True Wegman and his Weimaraner collaborators explore the weird and wonderful world of sideshows.
Ricky Jay: Canine Performers The master of “deception” and historian of the arcane, reveals the history of celebrated 1800s stage dogs.
Kevin House: Amazing Portraits His painted sideshow banners place dogs on center stage.
A Boy and his Dog Take on Autism An autistic boy’s world expands with help by a new friend. by Jeannette Batz Cooperman

DEPARTMENTS
[Activities]
The sport of dog scootering rolls into town. by Anna Peetstok
[Travel]
Boston’s Dog-Friendly History Unleashed by Trisha Blanchet
[Science]
New studies show that dogs’ interpretive skills are in their genes. by Chris McNamara
[Health]
Alternative remedies for lower bowel problems—an increasingly common ailment. by Donna Kelleher, D.V.M.
[Behavior]
Early socialization is the key to raising a good companion. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
[Gimme Shelter]
A visit to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition—a genial neighborhood gathering place. by Elizabeth Hess & Anne Watkins
[Book Reviews]
Dominion by Matthew Scully
The Man Who Talks to Dogs by Melinda Roth
Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff

STORIES
The Englishman and His Dog The legendary love of the English for their dogs. by Peter Mayle
The Work Three travelers come together to succor a Mexican street dog. by Zachary Sklar.
Rex in the City: Part VII The countryside beckons. by Lee Forgotson

PLUS
Lynda Barry, Word Hounds: the origin of canine turns of phrases, The Art of Vintage Ties, Artful Products, an Ode to Gardening and The Peace Dog.

Image credits:
Kevin House
Jennifer Silverberg
Getty Images

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 21: Winter 2002

Bark's current issue (our largest with 104 pages) features cover art by Lucian Freud, who has been called, "the greatest living realist painter". The cover painting marks its U.S. debut! A profile of the reclusive artist and his passion for dogs is included as a special feature. Also in this issue are articles on truffle hunting hounds; news from cancer researchers; fido flea market treasures; hearing assistant dogs and canine blood banks. All that plus RV travel; dog behaviorist, Trish McConnell posing the question of "What do dogs really need from us?"; and a special feature on how high-tech is catching up with our dogs.
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FEATURES
Lucian Freud: A profile of a modern master. by Susie Green
Flea Market Fidos An interview with authors and flea market aficionados, Barri Leiner and Marie Moss-with the dish on their canine collectibles. by Alice Jurow
High-Tech Hounds Remote training, satellite homing devices, voice recognition-how the digital age is catching up with canines. by Ellen Bressler and Lisa Wogan.
Opening Doors in Cancer Research The "Navy Protocol" pioneers exciting new discoveries. by Erin Kirk
Truffle Hunting Dogs In the French countryside of Côte d'Or, unearthing the fungus treasures. by Jill Hunting

DEPARTMENTS
[Behavior]
Both Ends of the Leash: What do dogs need from us? by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
[Film]
An exclusive interview of the star of Maid In Manhattan plus a sneak preview of The Dogwalker. by Mark Grasso.
[Health]
Canine blood banks help save lives. by Susanne Lazanov
A new syndrome called Sundowning may explain a fear of the dark. by Jo Giese
[Products]
Fun gift ideas for the holidays.
[Travel]
Roving in RVs: Driving back roads in home-style comfort. by Claudia Kawczynska
[Working]
Hearing assistance dogs link companions to the hearing world. by Heather Bloch

STORIES
Watch the Animals An evocative short story about a collective change of heart by the award-winning author, Alice Elliott Dark
The Christmas Sweater Rookie decorating missteps. by Dennis Globus
Rex in the City: Part VII The countryside beckons. by Lee Forgotson

HUMOR
We Got Game Players who can bark the bar. by Jeff O'Brien
Looking a Gift Pug in the Mouth What treasures we invite! by Alysia Gray Painter
ART
Titian As Dog: Reflections on a Titian masterpiece. A letter by John Berger

Image credits:
Titian, Boy with Dogs in Landscape, ca. 1565 Oil painting on canvas, 99.5 x 117 cm (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Playing cards circa 1950's, Airstream photo: courtesy of Krista Dial.

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 20: Fall 2002

The Bark's new Fall issue celebrates our fifth anniversary! A special feature on young talent-Generation K9 showcases new voices and a fresh take on canine culture. Rescue and healing focus on Latin America with holistic vet Donna Kelleher's visit to Cuba and a look at Puerto Rico's strays. Plus holistic care and behavior, dog parks, a unique training academy and knitting for your canine friends! Full color, 96 pages + cover.
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FEATURES
Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero & Friend A landmark exhibit presented by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opens this fall- the noted researchers who spearheaded this extraordinary exhibit, Drs. Susanna B. Hecht, Blaire Van Valkenburgh and Robert K. Wayne, give Bark readers a preview.
Generation K9 Fresh writing and art from the next generation of dog lovers, plus an interview with activist Danny Seo and bright ideas from young entrepreneurs.
Second Chance Satos Save-A-Sato, a unique rescue/ transport organization, brings hope to Puerto Rico's gentle, intelligent street dogs. By Twig Mowatt, with photography by Heather Bohm-Tallman.
Cuba Holistic veterinarian Donna Kelleher travels to Havana to teach acupuncture and meet her Cuban counterparts; the learning exchange goes both ways and helps her regain her own healing touch.
Dogs of Stone A special tour of Parisian landmarks, by Isabelle Collin.

DEPARTMENTS
[Behavior]
Dog Friendships-how much your dog's playmates matter. by Jeannette Cooperman
[Gimme Shelter]
Glen Highland Farm: a Border Collie sanctuary. By Elizabeth Hess and Anne Watkins
[Legal]
Profile of Steven M. Wise, advocate for legal rights for animals. by Hattie C. Wolfe
[Training]
SF/SPCA's Dog Training Academy by Paul Klein
[The Other End of the Leash]
Grieving: coming to terms. by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
[Working]
A guide dog's retirement. by Beth Finke

STORIES
Where the Dogs Are (Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up) by Dan Zevin
What's Your Canis Major? The young and dogful. by Alysia Gray Painter
Rex in the City: Part VI Love is in the air. by Lee Forgotson

HUMOR
Anya and the Snooze Button Do dogs help us climb the corporate ladder? by Marzena Czarnecka
Second Hand Smoke She admits it-she smokes. But should her dogs? by Candi Farnsworth

ART
castaneda/reiman Concrete canines provide foundation for collaborative artists. by Samantha Schoech
Walton Ford An extraordinary painter inspired by nature, informed by history. by Alice Jurow

Photographs: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Donna Kelleher; Isabelle Collin

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 19: Summer 2002

The Bark’s new Summer issue features a celebration of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley; Summer travel ideas; a profile of biologist Marc Bekoff; canine stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell and Stephen Kuusisto; photography by Dorothea Lange and Deborah Samuel; plus holistic care and behavior, humor, book reviews and much more. Full color, 96 pages + cover.
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FEATURES
Steinbeck’s Charley In celebration on the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Steinbeck, reflections on his life and works. Barnaby Conrad, friend of the author’s, and Louis Owens, leading scholar of his work, present their homages.
Summer Travel Ideas From the beach to bike trails, from four-star kennels to doggy camps—we offer 17 travel ideas for sharing the long, hot summer with your dog. By Nancy Kerns.
Marc Bekoff: Profile Leading biologist discusses intelligence, consciousness and the emotional life of dogs—as well as the importance of play—with Hattie C. Wolfe.
The Power to Heal Holistic treatment eases the pain of arthritis and gives a dog a new outlook on life. By Donna Kelleher, D.V.M.
Canine Roadside Giants Jim Heimann discusses roadside vernacular architecture with Alice Jurow.
Dorothea Lange Rarely seen photographs from the one of America’s foremost chroniclers. By Elizabeth Partridge

DEPARTMENTS
[Dog Parks]
Portland, Maine: A community creates a park with imagination. By Zoe Conrad
[Gimme Shelter]
Profile of Cydney Cross—Pit Bull rescuer. By Elizabeth Hess and Anne Watkins
[Legal]
Accountability on Trial—reflections on the Knoller-Noel case. By Matt Krasnowski
[Medicine]
Vaccines: are they needed yearly? By Leigh Hooper
[Behavior]
Knowing what your dog knows. By Patricia McConnell, Ph. D.
[Technology]
Pacemakers find a second life in dogs. By Heather Bloch

STORIES
What My Dog Has Eaten Lately A dog’s unseemly appetite. By Bonnie Jo Campbell
Dog-Man: The Action Figure Blind author and his dog navigating life. By Stephen Kuusisto
Getting Rid of Finn: A Defense Finding a new home is sometimes best. By Jean Hanff Korelitz

HUMOR
Can’t Buy Me Love The true cost of affection. By Hope Reeves
Screen Treatment: The Dinner Party If people behaved like dogs. By Erica Schoenberger/Melissa Webb Wright

ART
Deborah Samuel: Photographer Capturing the spirit of “dog” through a lens. By Lauren Carter

Photographs: Denise Herman; Burton Holmes Collection
Illustration: Donna Marie Grethen

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 18: Spring 2002

The Bark’s new Spring issue features an exclusive look at the Dogs of Tolkien; a cook’s tour of Paris with your dog; a survey of The New Yorker dog cartoons; new canine stories by Connie May Fowler and Jon Katz; Pulitzer prize-winner Maxine Kumin; plus holistic vet and behavior—free colorful spring postcards designed exclusively for The Bark. Plus hilarious and insightful commentary, book reviews and much more. Full color, 96 pages + cover.

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FEATURES
Tolkien’s Dog The creator of hobbits, elves and dwarfs pulls a pup or two out of his wizard’s hat. Tolkien scholars take us on a tour of Middle-earth and beyond. By Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull.
An American Dog in Paris When a restaurant critic takes on a new partner—a sickly little stray named Lauren—her life forever changes. This is the story of how they explored Paris, dining at favorite haunts and shared the wonders of that luminous city together. By Kay Pfaltz
Talk of Toon Town New Yorker cartoons reflect our changing society—humor is a barbed sword. Cartoonists from James Thurber to Edward Booth have long embraced canine toon life. Dogs first obeyed, then thought, now talk and walk upright, expressing very human-like behavior. By Cameron Woo and Anne Alden
Holistic Dog The Last Chance Dog—straight from a veterinarian’s case book, the amazing story of how acupuncture and alternative medicine stemmed a dog’s epileptic seizures. By Donna Kelleher, D.V.M.

DEPARTMENTS
[Dog Parks]
New York’s Finest Opens Launching the first fenceless dog run in Manhattan. by Lee Forgotson
[Travel]
Springtime Jaunts
From vineyards to lakeside walks—we visit Anderson Valley, CA and Chicago.
[Activities]
Rally Obedience Competition: Emphasizing fun and excitement for you and your dog. by Pat Miller
[Working]
Shing Ling: Cancer detector. A Poodle learns to sniff out cancer. by Heather Bloch
[Products]
Affordable Innovations: A noted expert picks some ingenious products by Nancy Kerns
[Endpiece]
Fromer’s Garden: A garden as grief counselor by Jo Giese

STORIES
A Dog Year An author looks back in time of perfect harmony with his dogs…a moment before everything began to change. by Jon Katz
Mutts A city dog takes to country life. by Maxine Kumin
When Katie Wakes An eloquent look into the mind of a battered woman and the dog who helped save her. by Connie May Fowler.

HUMOR
April Fred Milton Everyone’s favorite Poodle poet welcomes Spring. by Lynda Barry
Toward a Dog-Based Economy Musings on the changing economy. by Ian Shoales

ART
New Orleans’ Barkus Parade A photo essay by Vanessa S. Brown
Pinole Camera Color photographs by Joe Patton Barr

Image Credits: Greg Clarke (top) Vanessa S. Brown (bottom)

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