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Good Dogs Doing Good
LaChance Publishing, $14.95

The subtitle, Lives Transformed by Man’s Best Friend, aptly summarizes the theme of this touching book. Another in the series of “Healing Project” books, this collection of 29 stories will bring both tears and smiles. In small ways and large, dogs are the catalyst for much joy and comfort, as this book makes plain.

Culture: Reviews
Diogenes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.95

FOR YOUNG READERS

In Diogenes, Mark Usher—classics professor at the University of Vermont—transforms the man for whom the term “cynic” was coined into a dog who wants to be his own master. In doing so, he cleverly introduces Diogenes’ philosophy not only to children but also to adults interested in a quick and easy refresher on this classic Greek’s life and times.Michael Chesworth’s colorful illustrations capture the dog’s carefree spirit and add to the story’s appeal. In his afterword (an excerpt from which we include here), Usher makes the connection between the book’s canine hero and the real-life philosopher, “a dog-like man who became a pauper in order to live like a king.”

Dog's Life: Lifestyle
The World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials

The World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials careens into Rockland, Maine, on August 12—get your dog’s sea paws on so he’s ready to hurtle across lobster crates, clamber in and out of a small boat, or accomplish any other bizarre mission the judges dream up. The winner will be featured in the Boatyard Dog column of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, and gets to keep the “Pup Cup” trophy until next year’s trials.

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July 19th 2010
Smiling Dogs
Culture: DogPatch
Kit's Corner: Fair Traders
Check out our "Fair Traders" Edition of Kit's Corner!
Culture: DogPatch
Kit's Corner: Summer Treats
Summer edition of Kit's Corner!
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July 12th 2010
Smiling Dogs
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Summer Picks Part II
Are the dog days of summer getting you down? Bark editors offer these tips for warm weather fun and merriment.

 Are the dog days of summer getting you down? Bark editors offer these tips for warm weather fun and merriment.

News: Contests
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.

Dog's Life: Travel
Summer Picks
Part 1 of of our favorite ideas for summertime fun...

 Need a little inspiration for your next canine adventure? Bark editors share some of their favorite ideas for summertime fun …

 

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