As summer slips into fall and the days grow shorter, it’s time to settle in and do a little reading. And in the September/October issue, we provide lots of tasty food for thought. Looking for “kinder, gentler” ways to get around town? We show you what’s new in the world of alternative transportation. Learn what science is discovering about environmental causes of canine cancer. Revel in the phantasmagorical world of artist Roy De Forest, and discover why dogs laugh, how to approach homemade meals for your dog and what Pit Bull advocate Ken Foster thinks about media coverage of the Michael Vick case. You’ll be inspired by the determined women who operate the Evergreen Animal Protective League and roused to action by the article on lure coursing—or perhaps a dog-friendly hike through the golden aspen of the Colorado Rockies is more to your taste. Of course, no issue would be complete without the insights of our columnists on dog law, behavior, and health. Finally, indulge yourself in some wonderful essays, a new short story from Catherine Ryan Hyde, a new poem from Mary Oliver and a taste of Howl, our forthcoming humor anthology. All in all, a perfect way to usher a new season.
APPEARING IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURES Nellie: An Album Bark’s much-loved founding dog remembered. Wheels of Change Good for the planet, good for the dog. By Kevin Skaggs The Canine in the Coal Mine Do environmental pollutants cause canine cancers? By Sophia Yin, DVM The Phantasmic World of Roy De Forest The world of artist Roy De Forest—fueled by fantasy and boisterous with dogs. By Lynn R. Matteson Get Ready to Howl A new Bark anthology is just around the corner. By Cameron Woo and Claudia Kawczynska
ESSAYS AND HOWLS Dog of the Day Day care diva finally earns her title. By Laurie Notaro Dante Memory as an antidote for loss. Fiction by Catherine Ryan Hyde The Rule of Dogs in Northern Spain Dogs are part of the web of village life. By Beebe Bahrami Return to Dog Second child means second chance for dog love. By Elena Sigman Good Girl By Cameron Woo Poetry: Percy By Mary Oliver