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Issue 51: Nov/Dec 2008


In the November/December 2008 issue, we take a look at fast dogs, big love and thrifty gifts—and that’s just for starters. Writer and sheepdog handler extraordinaire Donald McCaig reports from the UK’s World Sheepdog Trials, while back in the U.S., the sweet romance between a dog-loving elephant and a rescued pup is revealed. Tips for a homespun holiday—50+ gifts under $20, how to help your dog be a gracious guest and two easy craft projects—provide a gentle entry to the season. Add a report on canine personality research; the low-down on Rin Tin Tin; a Q&A with Broadway’s premier trainer and shelter-dog advocate; and articles on behavior, health, doga and more and you have a holiday issue that’s hard to beat. Enjoy!


Big Love In Tennessee, dogs are an elephant’s best friends. By Megan McMurray
Dog Star Susan Orlean’s quest for the truth about Rin Tin Tin. By Sheila Pell
Please Understand Me In dogged pursuit of the canine personality. By Sophia Yin, DVM
World Sheepdog Trial 2008 Donald, Luke and June go to Wales. By Donald McCaig

The Gracious Guest Is your dog ready to go a-visiting? By Karen B. London, PhD
60 Gifts Under $20 Delightful, delicious, delovely giving.
Handmade Window Books Simple paper projects with a personal touch. By Esther K. Smith
Ruffle Dog Collar Knit an easy, elegant collar. By Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne

Friday Faithfuls
The day after Thanksgiving is a busy one for shelters. By Marian Gryzlo
The Lady in Holmby Park Was it the squirrels or the prayers?  By Sy Fischer

[Wellness] Mealtime upgrades from the grocery shelf. By Roschelle Heuberger, PhD, RD [See Part One]
[Recipe] Thanksgiving Dinner. Use up those leftovers. By Jonna Anne with Mary Straus
[Behavior] Can you bet against your dog’s nature and win? By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Eco Life] The Greening of Animal Shelters By Debra J. White
[Q&A]Bill Berloni: Broadway’s premier animal advocate and trainer tells all. By Susan Tasaki
[Legal] Breaking the Chain: Advocating for anti-tethering legislation By Alyce Miller
[Photo Essay] Fierce Beauty Michael Crouser’s Dog Run. By Mark Doty
[Film] Wendy & Lucy Indie film with a focus on the human-dog bond. By Heather Huntington
[Assistance] Family Visits Therapy dogs help parent and child. By Rebecca Wallick
[Activity] Good Dogi Stretch, breathe and bond with doga. By Julia Kamysz Lane
[Vet Advice] Small Organ, Big Problem: The low-down on canine pancreatitis. By Nancy Kay, DVM
[Family Dog] The Tate boys & Judge. Vintage memories.
[Reviews] Pet Food Politics; For the Love of Animals; Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition; The Modern Dog; Speaking for Spot
[Endpiece] Lawn Ornament Lunacy. By Julie Smith




From This Issue

Magazine: 2008

News: Show & Tell

Family Dog: Judge Send us your vintage family-dog photos

Wellness: Recipes

Thanksgiving Dinner for Dogs Winning ways with leftovers By Jonna Anne

Wellness: Food & Nutrition

10 (More) Easy Pieces to Liven Up Your Dog’s Meals Surprises from the grocery shelf By Roschelle Heuberger

Wellness: Health Care

Small Organ, Big Trouble When rich food appears, pancreatitis lurks By Nancy Kay

Good Dog: Activities & Sports

The World Sheepdog Trial—2008 Donald, Luke and June run against the best By Donald McCaig
Doga: Yoga for You and Your Dog Yoga + dog = benefits for all By Julia Kamysz Lane

Good Dog: Behavior & Training

Dog Etiquette: Turning Your Dog Into a Gracious Guest Is your dog ready for the holidays? By Karen B. London

Culture: DogPatch

Talking Dogs with Nick Trout, DVM Author of Tell Me Where It Hurts discusses books, the writing process and the challenges of being a vet By Lee Harrington
Show Time with Bill Berloni Broadway’s premier animal advocate and trainer tells all By Cameron Woo
Dog Star Susan Orlean’s quest for the truth about Rin Tin Tin By Sheila Pell
Dogs Will be Dogs Bark contributors share a few special holiday moments!
Video Interview with Margaret Cho [ Web Exclusive ] By Cameron Woo
Dog Park Ducks By The Bark

Culture: Reviews

Wendy and Lucy A new indie film focuses on the heart of the human-dog bond By Heather Huntington
Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition Oxford University Press, 274 pp., 2008; $110 By Karen B. London
For the Love of Animals Henry Holt & Co., 368 pp., 2008; $27.50 By Tom Cushing

Culture: Stories & Lit

The Lady in Holmby Park Heartfelt wishes bridge profound differences By Sy Fischer
Friday Faithfuls The day after Thanksgiving is a busy one for the shelter By Marian Gryzlo

Culture: Readers Write

Rescuing Rosie How I Found My Dog By Maxine Kumin
Increasing Our Compassion Footprint The human-dog interconnection is the way forward By Marc Bekoff

Dog's Life: Work of Dogs

Family Visits In Oregon prisons, therapy dogs help close the gap between parent and child By Rebecca Wallick

Dog's Life: Humane

Breaking the Chain Anti-tethering legislation—what it is and how to create it By Alyce Miller

Dog's Life: Lifestyle

Great gifts under $20 By The Bark

Dog's Life: DIY

Handmade Window Books By Esther K. Smith