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.
Order this issue online or visit your favorite bookstore/ newsstand today—don’t miss out!


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

Rehabilitation Therapies: Swimming and underwater treadmills. by Cheryl Burke, DVM
Shelter Dogs + Best Friend Forgotten - Two films with powerful messages. by Monica Collins
Check your assumptions at the door. by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
Dylan’s Discography - The spin on Dylan’s dog verse. by Mark R. Johnson
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.

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.

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

From This Issue

• Sniffing Out Crime - A round-up of fictional detective sidekicks
• Bob Dylan Strikes a Canine Chord - I Shall Be Unleashed