Wordless Wednesday 7/18/18

A Thriftstore Gem Recently, we made a trip through Yellow Springs, Ohio. While there, we stopped in to a number of interesting shops, most steeped in Haight Ashbury nostalgia and reeking og patchouli. One of the highlights, mainly for its lack of cloying incense, was Darkstar Books and Gifts. An cool little place with an…

Where There’s Smoke…

When you think about dogs and firehouses, you often picture the Dalmation, bravely riding along with his fire crew to fight a blazing inferno. However, the newest four-legged recruit in Greenville, South Carolina isn’t one of the polka dotted dogs, but a black Labrador retriever named Jag. Jag uses his highly trained nose to root…

Dogs of Italy or Cani di Italia

We have a fascination with dogs. They are everywhere, in parks, in cities, in the country, in art. One might think that this is a fairly recent phenomenon since it was only a few generations ago that our best friends moved from a position as a working animal living outside to a family companion sharing…

Old dogs, new science

We will probably never know the answer to one of life’s longest running and most mysterious questions. No, not “why are we here?” but “why are our dogs here? “ More specifically, how did a wild animal, fully capable of killing a man especially in pack mode, come to be our best friends and most…