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The Pets Issue

  • Sketch of a Dog: 16 Digressions About a Semi-Tragic Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    Sketch of a Dog: 16 Digressions About a Semi-Tragic Chesapeake Bay Retriever

    1. The details that led to me having a dog—now an almost 5-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever whose name is Bernie—are too sad, lame, and personal to detail here, but just know that Bernie has endless health problems; the guy who gave him to me died of a bath salts overdose; and Bernie has lived...

  • Field Tripping: Cat Lady-ing

    Field Tripping: Cat Lady-ing

    The City Paper editors sent me an email last week: "We're doing an issue on pets. Any chance you could write a column about your cats?" Oh, so you want 1,000 words on my cats, I thought. ONLY ONE THOUSAND??? Tough sell, but I'll see what I can do! You see, I love my cats. I have two of them, grown...

  • Hello Kitty: A dog person moves in with a cat

    Hello Kitty: A dog person moves in with a cat

    The Weigels are a dog family generally and a cocker spaniel one specifically. After years of telling me and my sisters they wouldn't get a dog, my parents brought home Goldie, an older cocker whose coat was more ginger than bullion, in 1994. Goldie came to our house from a family that had a bigger...

  • Origin Stories: How Fritz and Stockholm came to us

    Origin Stories: How Fritz and Stockholm came to us

    Rescue Dog He was just a pup. A ball of black fur, hardly bigger than my hand. But he knew his way around Kabul, and way better than we did. "No time to explain—get in the car," he barked, pulling up in an ancient MG. We hadn't much choice. It was Jan. 22, 2008. I and my compatriots—two Red Crescent...

  • Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    In honor of this year's Pets Issue, we wanted to highlight a few of Baltimore's dog-themed and dog-friendly eating spots. Bone appetit! (Sorry) Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, (410) 563-5423, brgrwagon.com Thursday is Koopers Day at City Paper, The Sun, the Transit Administration, and elsewhere...

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