by Anna Cooke, Editor in Chief, The New Barker dog magazine. Would you be able to tell whether or not someone was homeless just by their appearance? According to the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI), data collected in 2016 counted 1817 homeless men, women and children. There are 67 counties in Florida. Bob Blair, a… Continue reading We See What We Choose To See.
By Eugene O’Neill. I, SILVERDENE EMBLEM O’NEILL (familiarly known to my family, friends, and acquaintances as Blemie), because the burden of my years and infirmities is heavy upon me, and I realize the end of my life is near, do hereby bury my last will and testament in the mind of my Master. He will… Continue reading The Last Will and Testament of Silverdene Emblem O’Neill.
The unveiling of 12 more Superheros On Parade 2017 took place last Thursday evening at the TradeWinds Island Resorts. Each dog sculpture was sponsored by local businesses and individuals to help raise funds for Southeastern Guide Dogs. The design of the dog was created by sculptor Scott Joseph Moore. When he began working on the design and production… Continue reading “The Light In My Dark World.”
Today, April 8, 2017, is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. The activity may seem out of place in our society, where dogs are considered family members. It’s also a felony offense in all 50 states. Dog fighters often have dark and violent pasts, even though they may come from diverse social and economic backgrounds,… Continue reading Why Do We Need National Dog Fighting Awareness Day?
by Elizabeth F. Baird, DVM, CVPP, CCRT, CVMA It may be a rare bacteria, but it is ever-present in Florida. Dr. Baird, of Country Oaks Animal Hospital in Palm Harbor, weighed in on Leptospirosis for The New Barker dog magazine, a year ago in the Spring 2016 issue. It is just as relevant today, as cases… Continue reading A Bacteria That Can Kill Your Dog.
Then hope you never have to say, I could have saved a life that day, But I chose to look the other way.” From a poem by Don Merrill, “I Chose To Look The Other Way.” by Anna Cooke, Editor-in-Chief of The New Barker dog magazine. We have a problem in this state. Call it whatever… Continue reading “If You See A Risk And Walk Away…
by Anna Cooke, Editor of The New Barker dog magazine. Yesterday, during NAVC, the North American Veterinary Community conference in Orlando, the Pet Leadership Council (PLC) announced the results of a study conducted by researchers at Mississippi State University (MSU). The study indicates the availability of dogs in animal shelters is at an all-time low. “The findings… Continue reading Conflicted.