Stories & Lit

Musings on the world's oldest friendship in personal essays, memoirs, fiction, classics and, of course, humor.

Recognizing the “one” but taking on a new dog.
Book reviews of Do As I Do and Canine Play Behavior
Learning that life can be good
A surprising encounter with her dog’s canid cousins.
A stray meets her match.
Socializing pups for guide-dog program satisfies on many levels
The challenges and rewards of a new pup.
Daily routines provide welcome relief at both ends of the leash.
A most unusual adoption arrangement
One lick at a time, a reformed Terrier helps the unemployed find reassurance.
A creation story that makes sense
A surprise acceptance for a new arrival.
Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
A man, a dog, a snowy mountain—deep-winter thoughts as a new year approaches.
An essay reminds us: Don’t ever leave (the gate open).