Dogs

The Culture |
July 23, 2019

Should You Shave Your Dog in the Summertime?

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!)…

Art |
January 20, 2013

Paw Prints

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.

Feature |
March 1, 2002

Kid Gloves

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.

Television |
September 30, 1997

Pup Culture

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

The Inside Story |
December 1, 1996

Running With the Big Dogs

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…

Critters |
December 1, 1977

Ol’ Blue

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