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Who We Are

I didn’t mention it last month, but this is the start of WDJ’s 25th year of publication. These milestone anniversaries call for a bit of...

Don’t Have a Cow

When I was a teenager, I had a Jersey cow, and I had to milk her two times a day. No one made me...

Barking with Joy

I adopted my dog Otto, seen in the photo with me, from my local shelter. He had been brought to the shelter by a...

Sunrise, Sunset

I recently fostered a litter of eight puppies for my local shelter. Every time I foster a litter, I develop a favorite puppy – and...

Pretty As A Picture

There’s a Twitter hashtag that never fails to make me laugh: #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob. It’s where people share photos taken by some of the less imaginative...

New Solutions

After 23 years of editing this publication, there are some topics I could speak knowledgeably about for hours to any random crowd of dog...

Tempting Treats

A couple of months ago, I was in the house, gathering stuff to take with me and the dogs on a hike: Bait bag for...

Freshening Up

You may have noticed that the April 2021 cover looked a little more packed with article descriptions than usual. We’ve been tinkering a bit...

My First Dog

When I was 13 years old, my 19-year-old sister came home with her 3-year-old hound-mix, Frecklebelly (FB for short), and FB’s 10 puppies. My...

Sound Solutions

Many of the people reading this have the magazine in their hands (or these words on their screen) because they once went looking for...

Thanks, Pat

This is the first issue of WDJ’s 24th year of publication – wow! The only time that it genuinely feels like it’s been that...

Dog Power

Writing something for this page is almost always the last thing I do before I send the issue to the printer. This time, though,...

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