Have you ever considered running a marathon with your dog?
The unconditional love of a dog heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers are trying to learn if there’s real science behind that semi-mystical link and whether it can help treat the signature wounds of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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.
As Laura drives down the road that leads up to the Aquatic Center, Lucy is already jumping around in the car.
Each story in The New Barker dog magazine offers up some kind of hope. While the story may start out sad, there is always an ending that will make the reader feel good. In its 10th year of publishing, The New Barker features the Florida lifestyle. The quarterly magazine is all about dogs and the people who love them. Each day we sort… Continue reading The Good. The Bad. And, The Ugly.
How much money would you spend on your dog’s medical care? The following appears in the current/winter issue of THE NEW BARKER. It is the story of Zack, a Lakeland Terrier, and his devoted human, Stella. Today, sadly, we learned of Zack’s passing this week. Rest in peace, Zacky. This edition of Weekend PUPdates is… Continue reading Unconditional Love. It Works Both Ways.
The following, by Anna Cooke, first appeared as a feature in the Spring 2011 issue of The New Barker dog magazine. Many of us who live with dogs probably don’t really want to know what they’re thinking. To know may bring in the realities of life like dealing with what they think of us. Who… Continue reading What Do Our Dogs Think Of Us?