Dog Life


How Dogs Were Created

Because the domestication of dogs occurred so long ago during prehistoric times, many of our beliefs about people’s early relationships with dogs, wolves, and wild canines are sheer speculation. In some respects, we have not moved very far from the vision of the British writer Rudyard Kipling in 1912 when he offered his theory of the domestication of dogs in his Just So Stories. The story begins with the wild dog/wolf/jackal/coyote hanging around the home of the humans, looking at the food being cooked by the primitive human female, and feeling hungry. more


Google furkids and you will find hits on everything from dogsitters to tailored clothing: the population of pet guardians that relate to their bundles of fur much like offspring is steadily growing. Some pet parents see their dog as a child-substitute—a replacement for the unconditional love and nurturing that comes with a parent-child relationship. Others view caring for their dog as a bona fide parenting role, regardless of their choices surrounding reproduction, and seem to use the term furkids to symbolize their degree of love and commitment. more

Lady Gaga Doggie Style

In a world going increasingly digital, photographer Jesse Freidin dares to buck the trend. A loyal fan of traditional analog photography, he found himself in a unique position—desiring to do something to celebrate the unique and disappearing art of instant photography and in possession of the two of the last packs of original Polaroid instant film in the world, thanks to The Impossible Project. more

Tink + Pink

Born prematurely on a frigid February night in West Virginia along with 11 healthy, hungry piglet siblings, tiny Pink, his eyes sealed shut, was not breathing on his own. Johanna Kerby cleaned him up and got him breathing, but he was rejected by his littermates, who had no time or patience for a piglet so small. Unable to eat or stand without help, Pink could do little more than whimper quietly. The other piglets pushed him from the pen; it was too cold and he was too small to survive alone. more
Dog People vs Cat People

Dog People vs Cat People

I was having coffee with a friend of mine who is a professorof psychology. As we chatted, he brought up the fact that he had broken off his relationship with a woman he had beenseeing. “I’m a dog person and she’s a cat person, and theydon’t mix well,” he explained. more

Esther's Photos

A day in the life of Esther, a Modern Dog. more

Fun Things to Do with Your Dog Photos

If you’re like us, you have loads (and loads) of yet-to-be-printed digital photos of your pup on your camera…and laptop and desktop and iPhone. It’s time to delve into the digital forest of photos and put those pics to good use! more

Little Dreamers

We can’t say it often enough—no matter what kind of dog your looking for, you can fi nd her (or him) within the shelter system.more

Lu Parker and Monkey

Lu Parker on winning Miss USA, making a difference and living with a monkey more

100% Pure Love

Many people are surprised to learn there are lots of purebred dogs languishing in shelters and rescues. Most shelters are overrun with sweet dogs of all sorts dying for a family to call their own. Canine homelessness does not discriminate; no matter what kind of dog you’re looking for, you can find him or her in a shelter or rescue—even purebreds of all ilk.more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Roxy