| Feb 16, 2012
While reporting from the Winn Feline Foundation Board and grant review meetings Feb.10-11, in Houston, TX (Winn is a non-profit that funds cat health studies), and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Feb. 13-14 in New York City, I asked five pet...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 8:37 PM
It's all politics
Los Angeles Times
How has the Glen of Imaal terrier not yet won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show you ask? You ask, don't you? Politics! Darn politics. The hardy breed comes from the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow,...
| Feb 8, 2012
There are dog shows, and then there's Westminster. Established in 1877, the show is second only to the Kentucky Derby as America's longest running sporting event. The founders of Westminster thought that having a little event in New Year City might stir...
| Feb 13, 2012
I’m a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I’ll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, the 136th.
There’s at least...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
This Means War
BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:18 AM
When the 2012 Westminster Fallfest celebration kicks off on Thursday night, Sept. 27, with the annual parade, Woody Higgs will be right at the front.
Higgs, along with five other residents representing Special Olympics-Maryland, Carroll County, will...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:28 PM
With Maura McGraw running beside her, Penny the French hound hurtles through the 24-foot-long tunnel of red nylon in her owners' backyard in Woodbine. And when the 7-year-old pooch races out the other end, Maura is there, waiting to heap on the praise....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 6:39 AM
The following guest commentary was written by Deter Racine, executive director, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
Often, when people visit Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, they comment about how hard it would be to work here. While our goal is to...
| May 1, 2012
When photographer James Morrissey schedules a portrait setting for a dog, he blocks out three hours.
"It's not (getting the subject used to) the equipment, it's me, getting them used to me," says Morrissey, owner of Wild Coyote Studio (wildcoyotestudio....
| May 9, 2012
| 1:57 PM
So now the courts are handing down opinions concerning the personality of dogs. That’s pretty impressive. Now maybe they can decide what’s really troubling Charlie Sheen.
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that pit bulls are “...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 4:29 PM
You’d think strawberries would take center stage at a festival named in their honor, but Saturday’s 20th Annual Strawberry Fest literally went to the dogs.
For at least two hours of the festival at Lions Community Park in Mercersburg, all...