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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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

Running: Getting you and your dog into shape—safely. by Chris Saunders
Outer Banks: Historic North Carolina shores beckon. by Meghan Yude
Behavioral testing in shelters. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
Ancient Egypt’s dog culture. by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
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

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.

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)