New book, "The Doggist," out by Elias Weiss Friedman with pictures of dogs. "What sets his pictures apart is how human he makes his canines seem," says Sue Manning who wrote the story for Associated Press.
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Photo of this hero from Twitter. The sotry:
A police dog named "Diesel" was killed during a police raid on Wednesday that targeted the suspected mastermind of deadly terror attacks in Paris.
The seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd was killed sometime during the seven-hour siege on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis; Frenchpolice tweeted on Wednesday.
Police posted a photo of Diesel and said, “assault and explosives search dogs are indispensable in the missions of the operators of the raid."
New York Times reports that Tracey Stewart will be opening a farm sancturary in New Jersey. Oh yeah! The two page article in NYT Sunday Styles talks abot a day at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York and encourages more contact with animals. Your Shop Dogs are sending a check! Story starts like this:
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Levi was lying blissed out in Tracey Stewart’s lap — at least I think he was, since a goat’s face is a bit hard to read. “He’s a little needy,” she said, explaining that he had recently been found sick and abandoned. The moment Ms. Stewart stopped petting him, he bleated deafeningly, leaving his pen to trail after her.
A few days earlier, she had been at the Emmys, watching her husband, the comedian Jon Stewart, accept his 11th award in the Outstanding Variety Series category for the last season of “The Daily Show.”
In glimpses of her on camera, she looked pained. “I hadn’t eaten in five hours and my feet hurt from the high heels,” she said. Now, at Farm Sanctuary in rural New York, she was beaming in her manure-stained coveralls.
And check out Full Circle Farm Sanctury right here in North Carolina:
John Boyle writes a moving and thought provoking article in The Asheville Citizen Times today about the sad case of Wade Baker. The story also tells of his friendhsip with his service dog, Honor. We post a few clips and link to the entire story. We hope you read it for all kinds of reasons. Your shop Dogs, Cate and Bandit.
William Woody of The Asheville Citizen Times took this picture of Honor:
In 2010, Wade Baker agreed to try a different tack, a program called Paws & Effect, a Des Moines, Iowa, nonprofit that raises, trains, and places service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities. Executive Director Nicole Shumate said she first met Baker in 2010 and then had a two-hour interview with him in 2011.
"It was very good for him," she said. "Otherwise he would've kept being that hermit. I can honestly say, without Honor, he would not have lasted as long as he did. Honor helped him that much. They were inseparable for four years. Everywhere they were together; they even slept together. It was just fantastic, their relationship."