The Montgomery family recently lost their beloved family dog — and boy does she (and her neighbors) have a wild tale to tell! (NYT)
You think losing the family dog is tough? Well, even the loss of a pet robot dog has sent thousands of owners reeling when Sony stopped making replacement parts for its high-tech pooch, Aibo — as seen here in this New York Times piece, A Robotic Dog’s Mortality. Check out the touching video here!
Okay, so I’m late to the party with this, but if you didn’t catch the NYT’s funny column last week about a new romance threatened by a true dog lover’s ultimatum: “It’s Me or the Dog” by Dan Crane — here it is! Illustration by Alexa Grace.
The New York Times asked some of its favorite illustrators to draw their childhood pets from memory — and the results are beautiful! (NYT)
Do we treat our animals more humanely than people when it comes to end-of-life issues? Read this thought-provoking New York Times article by Margo Rabb to see where you stand.
Lassie, one of the original top dogs of Hollywood, is getting ready to make a comeback — courtesy of Dreamworks. Will this old canine legend be able to compete with such new school Internet pet celebs like Grumpy Cat or Boo the World’s Cutest Dog?
Only time — and the number of Instagram followers — will tell! (pic courtesy of Lassie)
Meet Walter Chandoha, a man who has been photographing dogs and cats for the past 60 years! (NYT)
Lookout, Biggest Loser! The New York Times weighs in on dogs with weight issues…(NYT)
They say there is no such thing as bad dogs — just bad owners. However, the reality is much more complicated, as some dog owners don’t always get the pick of the litter, so to speak.
Rachel Maizes looks back on the last 14 years with her ‘difficult’ dog, Chance, a wily Aussie Shepherd mix. (New York Times)
The New York Times Magazine has a long profile on the treatment of celebrity elephants in India — and it’s not a pretty tale. Photo by Brent Stirton. (NYT)
Jan Hoffman and Alexandra Horowitz (author of Inside of A Dog) try to figure out how we come up with the names we do for our loved ones in The New York Times.
Most dog cognition experts suggest sticking to one or two syllables. I, myself, personally have learned to stay away from pet names that rhyme with “No!” (NYT)