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

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 02: Spring 1997

Welcome to Bark II. Our first issue met with such resounding success that we were inspired to expand to 12 pages, thus adding more articles, more art and more financial support from advertisers. We owe this all to you, the enthusiastic, responsive East Bay dog owners.

This issue's Barker is Seller. Sailer’s best friend is Alix Woodward, a 9-year old Berkeley resident. Alix tells us Sailor is an 11-month old Boston Terrier who takes 3 naps a day, snores, and answers to “Dumpling” .

Dog Task Force report
Interview with Dr. Terri McGinnis
Film, book, travel reviews
Essay by Patricia Adler
Canine Recipes

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 01: Jan 1997

Welcome to our first issue!


This newsletter is a forum and meeting place for park users. Many of you are very familiar with the park but, as we come to it on different days, at different times, most of us have never met nor seen each other. Please use The Bark- to stay in touch and voice your opinions, write articles, letters, submit illustrations, photos—your dog can become the next “Barker." Our first one welcoming you is Jake Wiley, a 5 year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi and a park habitué.

“CESAR CHAVEZ" PARK? When the name is mentioned. most people are stumped! Berkeley‘s Cesar Chavez Park (formerly “North Waterfront Park") in the Marina‘ is a lovely, 90 acre park on San Francisco Bay. We are fortunate to have its sweeping vistas and beautiful, unspoiled open spaces

FRIENDS OF CESAR CHAVEZ PARK To work at maintaining good relations between all park users, Friends of Cesar Chavez Park was formed. As Cesar Chavez Park is a multi-use park in an urban environment, some attention must be given to keep it open, clean and accessible. The Friends hope to provide a structure to achieve this.

THE "MUTT MITT" PROGRAM Our first effort was to obtain a grant from the City of Berkeley to install “Mutt Mitt" dispensers

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 16: Fall 2001

This afternoon I was distracted by the activity of a hyperactive squirrel burying a nut in my tomato patch. The dogs were fast asleep in the office, oblivious to the squirrel’s industry. But the hubbub in the garden reminded me of autumn’s approach. I grew up in Buffalo, so fall was my favorite season—cool enough to erase summer’s lethargy and warm enough to elude snow (there is no spring along Lake Erie). It is the season known for intense activity—starting off new school years, harvesting crops, electoral campaigning—publishing issue No. 16 of The Bark!

We also welcome a new contributing editor, Jon Katz, media critic, author and now a dyed-in-the-wool Border Collie devotee. He’ll tell how his dog Homer put him on the right track. Also in our pages, Louise Rafkin drills us in the latest dance craze sweeping the nation. We look at a sexy new ad campaign that is sure to rock L.A. And we talk to journalist Julia Szabo about her new book and pick up design tips for making our homes that much more enjoyable for our dogs.

The Anti-Social Dog She prefers the bookstore to the dog-park.
Navaho: The Story of a Rescued Animal A hurt dog becomes a healer.
Bearing Witness is Divine: Lessons from Navajo
Rex in the City: Will a weekend getaway be the end—or a new beginning?
Homer’s Odyssey Dog, sheep and herder—that would be me—flying in different directions
Dances with Dogs A realm of human-dog activity that verges on the unbelievable.

Design Tips for Living with Dogs
Renting with Dogs
Fall Getaways

Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 29: Winter 2004

Our Winter 2004 issue is Bark’s biggest yet and has a little something for everyone. We introduce two new columns: Gay Salisbury’s series on “Hall of Fame” dogs kicks off with a tale about Owney, the postal service’s mascot, and Greg Edmont’s globetrotting travel feature, “Spotted In …,” debuts with an account of his visit to Morocco. We proudly feature an interview with Temple Grandin, PhD, a leading theoretician in the field of animal science and co-author of a riveting new book, Animals in Translation. A chapter from Pam Houston’s new novel, Sight Hound, delves into the many ways that her real-life Wolfhound, Dante, touched lives. Helen Neafsey writes about a marvelous project—an offshoot of the assistance-dog-training programs active in detention facilities throughout the country—that provides socialization opportunities and “furlough time” for prison pups. And, lastly, a jazz age tale of two talented Poodles who toured the world as stars of an acrobatic troupe named the Six Orellys.
Order this issue online or visit your favorite bookstore/ newsstand today—don’t miss our best issue ever!


Animals in Translation A conversation with Temple Grandin on the mysteries of autism and animal behavior, plus an excerpt from her new book. Interview by Claudia Kawczynska
Furlough Puppies Prisoners raise them to be service and assistance dogs, and volunteers introduce them to life outside the prison yard. By Helen Neafsey
Six Orellys Giving new life to the story of a band of touring acrobats and their two talented Poodles who performed on international stages. By Caitlin Rivers

Kill Jerry, Vol. 1 Thrills (and spills) of getting your dog into movies. By Anthony Head
Polly and the Piano Inspiration from a canine muse under the baby grand. By Carol Montparker
The Way of the Pack Life in a South African wildlife sanctuary. By Chris Mercer
Treat Me Like a Dog, Please Living the dog’s life has its advantages. By Deborah Shouse
Rex in the City: XV Searching for Rex’s roots. By E.M. Harrington
Spotted in Morocco Tripping to Marrakech with a dashing Dalmatian. By Gregory Edmont
Empathy What to do when your dog channels your sick-at-home blues. By Robin Dougherty

Geocache with your dog and search out high-tech treasures. By Brandie Erisman
Two women
Recycling old sweaters into one-of-a-kind outerwear. By Trina Moore
You and your dog may share a lot, but you live in different worlds. By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
Beading dog collars brings educational promise to Maasai girls. By Lisa Wogan
The importance of oral health. By Erik Eldridge, DVM
[Animal Welfare]
Florida’s hurricane relief efforts highlight first responders’ success. By Ken Marten
A remembrance of renowned photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson . By Ruth Silverman

Cheeky, squeaky pet toys; Boston’s concierge dog; the frozen artistry of ice sculpting; a selection of favorite dog ID products; a profile of Stanley Coren and introducing Tickle My Funny Bone: Bark’s writing contest.

Image credits:
Puppy furlough photo: Helen Neafsey


Magazine: 2005 & Earlier
Issue 28: Fall 2004

Today’s doghouse is our house, just ask anyone who shares digs with a beloved canine. Whether it’s “metro”—William Wegman’s new line of fabric or “retro”—antique bronze fixtures, style and durability are the buzz words this season. Bark’s special “habitat” issue has the pick of the litter with a collection of tiles, rugs, mosaics and flooring. Enter chez Monet, Renoir, Cassatt and feast your eyes on the inspired dog paintings of these impressionist masters. Spin fur into gold (or a sweater!), ride off into the sunset at a dog-friendly dude ranch, and sleep in the world’s largest Beagle! Meet the dog who saved Canada… Plus, we pose the question: Are you doing right by your dog? Discover the answer and much more in the Fall issue of Bark.
Order this issue online or visit your favorite bookstore/ newsstand today—don’t miss out!


Habitat An engaging assortment of decorous dogs are popping up all over the home—on textiles, antique hardware, stylish wallcoverings, hooked rugs, tiles and mosaics!
Tom McNulty Interview The author of Clean Like a Man, shares his joy of living the spotless life.
Impressionism La vie domestique—how dogs dwell in many of our favorite paintings. By James H. Rubin
Fala FDR’s dog captured the hearts of Americans and symbolized the move from backyards to homes. By Mark Derr

You Are Getting Sleepy Finding comfort zones in unlikely places. By Julia Szabo
Dog Talk Rounding off the family with a third dog. By Abigail Thomas
Her Heart’s in the Highlands Preparing the home for a senior companion. By Lucille Lovestedt
Treat Me Like a Dog, Please Living the dog’s life has its advantages. By Deborah Shouse
Rex in the City Just don’t call it puppy love—Rex finds a girlfriend! By E.M. Harrington

Dudes and dog days at Flying U Ranch. By Rebecca Wallick
Swerve, brake or close your eyes? Being aware of freeway mishaps might help to us avoid them. By Rayne Wolfe
Do you know when you are doing right by your dog? By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Rescue Profile]
Reporter Pam Constable gathers strays in Kabul and other unlikely places. Interview by Gina Spadafori
Recycling dogs’ fur into beautiful, handcrafted items. By Clare Innes
Seizure alert dogs protecting children with epilepsy. By E.J. Mundell

Poetry by Mark Doty and humor by Alysia Gray Painter

Image credits:
© William Wegman (Crypton Fabric)
© CORBIS (Fala)
Photographer unknown (Wilkinson family, owners of Flying U Ranch, 1940s)
Painting credit:
Pierre Bonnard
Woman with Dog, 1922
oil on canvas, 69.2 x 39 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.