Dogs

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Should You Shave Your Dog in the Summertime?

Jul 23, 2019 By Dan Solomon

Ten years ago, my wife and I saw a listing on Craigslist for an 18-month-old Siberian husky. Within a few seconds of meeting Dio, I knew he was our dog. In the years since, we’ve cared for him in little ways (a grain-free diet that agrees with his sensitive stomach!)…

The Texanist

Jul 15, 2014 By David Courtney

Our estimable advice columnist on bad barbecue vs. no barbecue, rodeo bullfighting, and dogs at bars.

Paw Prints

Jan 20, 2013 By John Graves

Photographer Keith Carter’s latest pet project reminds me of big Texas dogs I’ve owned—some clownish, some serious, but every one of them great.

Kid Gloves

Mar 1, 2002 By Jan Reid

Growing up in Wichita Falls, I was a skinny kid with buckteeth and a girl's name, so I got into my share of fights. To improve my odd's of winning-and turn my anger and fear into bravery and skill-I learned to box.

Pup Culture

Sep 30, 1997 By Spike Gillespie

Thanks to his penchant for classic literature, Wishbone is the new top dog in kids’ entertainment.

Running With the Big Dogs

Dec 1, 1996 By Anne Dingus

From Fred Gipson’s fictional Old Yeller to A&M mascot Reveille and Lyndon Johnson’s beleaguered beagles, dogs have always reigned as Texans’ pets of choice. The long line of distinguished dog lovers includes John Graves of Glen Rose, Texas’ writer emeritus, and acclaimed Beaumont photographer Keith Carter, who joined forces for…

Ol’ Blue

Dec 1, 1977 By John Graves

A good country dog is loyal, obedient, and knows the difference between a chicken and a possum.

Man Bites Dog

Sep 30, 1975 By Gregory Curtis

How the Dallas SPCA got itself indicted for cruelty to animals, and other shaggy dog stories.