Matt Labash, dog listener Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By MATT LABASH
I've had a lot of dogs of many different physical types, but each has come loaded with the same daunting reminder: the countdown clock I can’t help but hear ticking away inside of them. I suppose I come with one of those, too, if I care to confront reality. Denial may be easier on the nerves, but the actuaries don’t lie. Your average American these days lasts 78.8 years. My average large purebred lasts about 8. Meaning over the course of a lifetime, I’ll bid farewell many more times than they will.
9:12 AM, Dec 10, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
The White House has not even officially introduced the 2013 White House Holiday Card yet and already Monday night copies were listed for sale on eBay for as much as $200. The card is quite elaborate based on the standards of previous years.
8:11 AM, Nov 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A video from the House Republicans points to President Obama's statement that "there are some stray cats and dogs that got in" the health care bill:
12:14 PM, Aug 21, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Lame jokes ("gone to the dogs") cannot mask the demoralizing nature of the latest news of Detroit's descent from the world's premier manufacturing city to third world squalor.
As Chris Christoff of Bloomberg reports:
Katherine Messenger on Daisy's old dominion.Aug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45 • By KATHERINE MESSENGER
One August afternoon in 1999, my parents and I drove to a farm in Leesburg, Virginia, to look at a litter of Jack Russell Terrier puppies we’d seen advertised. As soon as we arrived at the breeder’s house, we were confronted by Bunny, the long-legged mother of the pups. She was jumping in place, and for the entire time we visited, she never stopped jumping, up to three feet in the air. We should have known what we were in for.
Americans spend over $4.8 billion annually on their pets.1:00 PM, Feb 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a new book on demographics set to be published next week, Jonathan V. Last writes that pets now outnumber children 4 to 1 in America.
At home and on the battlefield11:50 AM, Jul 7, 2011 • By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
In the two months since the SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan and it was revealed that a military dog accompanied the team, much attention has been given to the highly-trained dogs that accompany soldiers in the field.
Emily Schultheis, puppy parentApr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
Walking a dog in a quiet suburban neighborhood is a good way to commune with your neighbors, and it’s a great way to squeeze in your daily exercise. But walking a dog in my Washington neighborhood of young single people is an altogether different animal.
The mysterious connection between ‘homo sapiens’ and ‘canis familiaris.’ Mar 1, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 23 • By DAVID AIKMAN
The Wolf in the Parlor
The Eternal Connection
Between Humans and Dogs
by Jon Franklin
Holt, 304 pp., $25
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