We are kicking off 2001 with another award-winning issue filled with the best in dog culture—activities, behavior, health, literature and art. We present a new column by eminent holistic veterinarian Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M., who brings us her recommendations on alternative health care. We are also launching a new series of true life stories called “Rex in the City,” which chronicles the life of a big dog in the Big Apple, by our editor Lee Forgotson. Few of you might know that the theme of Jacqueline Susann’s first book was about our favorite subject—so we present an excerpt from her Every Night, Josephine! We are also thrilled to announce that Patricia McConnell’s column, “Both Ends of the Leash,” will give you a preview of what to expect from her much anticipated book, The Other End of the Leash, to be published next year by Ballantine/Random House. All this, plus dog parks, skijoring, hydrotherapy, activism and much more….
APPEARING IN THIS ISSUE:
Dog at Large Behind the scenes with a rescue operation by Elizabeth Hess
Both Ends of the Leash: Caution, Your Dog Is Watching Why gestures are worth a thousand words. by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Westward Bound: driving with the big dogs Challenges and surprises along the highway. by Katie Davis
Street Vet Seattle Vet helping those truly in need. by Lee Green
Four Footed Feats Exploits of canine mountaineers. by Laura and Gus Waterman
The Bad Dogs of Park City Legendary dogs leave their mark. by Pam Houston
Rex in the City: Part One An ongoing saga of a Big Dog in the Big Apple. by Lee Forgotson
And Daddy Makes Three Jacqueline Susann finds her true love. Excerpt from Every Night, Josephine!
[ Activities ] Skijoring and cross country skiing The winter sports gain in popularity. by Marla Riley
[ Activities ] Private Dog Parks by Claudia Kawczynska
[ Media ] Still Life with Animated Dogs A review of a new animated film. by Edward Guthmann
[ Health ] How to be Free of Fleas Natural remedies work wonders. by Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M.
[ Health ] In the Swim: Hydrotherapy Taking the plunge into water therapy. by Janine Adams
[ Field Notes ] Moral Mutts Insights into social play. by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D.
[ Humor ] Go Split an Atom: Ian Shoales
[ Humor ] Trouble with Trash Cans: Rita Hoover
[ Humor ] Mutts: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Photograph: Sylvia Plachy
Illustration: Katherine Dunn Paul Fierlinger