Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? Today, The Bark  launches a new site with expanded capabilities, and, boy, are our tails wagging! You'll find the full text of many of your favorite articles (with more added all the time), plus web-only magazine extras, such as a downloadable pattern for handmade window books , a video interview with Margaret Cho , and bonus gift picks  for the holidays that we just couldn't fit in the December 2008 issue. At thebark.com, you get the skinny on events  that celebrate dogs and early notice about exclusive contests, such as a chance to win a private theater screening of Hotel for Dogs  to benefit your favorite shelter or rescue (more on that soon).
Most importantly, The Bark-online 2.0 gives us additional opportunities to hear from you. As always, we invite you to share your perspective in comments to the blog and to submit photos of your smiling dog . But we also hope you'll answer our online calls for creative input that might land your essay in our Readers' Forum  or your dog on the cover. We've got our noses pressed to the window just waiting for you to stop by.