More Mutts stories
A mix of news, views and tales that amuse for pets and the people who love them.
May 20, 2007
Last of a seven-part series
The mystery is over -- one of them, anyway.
May 19, 2007
Sixth in a seven-part series
Sure, my dog talks.
May 18, 2007
Fifth of a seven-part series
Maybe the reason I'm so interested in the past of my dog is because of the dogs of my past.
May 17, 2007
Fourth of a seven-part series
Few people have more intimate knowledge of my dog than Dr. John Trujillo does -- he did, after all, relieve Ace of his reproductive bits -- but as far as what Ace might be, breed-wise, Trujillo had never volunteered a guess and didn't particularly care.
May 16, 2007
Third of a seven-part series
Inside every creature there is DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid.
May 16, 2007
• Afghan hound
May 15, 2007
Second of a seven-part series
As reporters, we're not supposed to fall in love with those we write about -- no matter how soulful a set of eyes they flash at you.
May 14, 2007
First of a seven-part series
There are 75 million dog stories in America. This is one of them.
May 14, 2007
John Woestendiek has been a features reporter at The Sun for six years. Previously he worked as a reporter, columnist, national correspondent and editor at four other newspapers -- the Arizona Daily Star, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1987 for his reporting on prisons and mental institutions. Woestendiek, 53, lives in South Baltimore with his dog, Ace.
March 16, 2007
Nobody knows who it was, but someone definitely ratted out Duke, and he's not happy. You can see it in his eyes. And in his tail.
January 29, 2007
JUST AS A LITTLE GIRL NAMED VIRGINIA DID with her questions about Santa Claus, Lawrence Silberman chose a letter to the editor to express his misgivings about something he found hard to believe - the first weight loss medicine for dogs was hitting the market.
August 31, 2006
Of all the strange creatures at the beach - jellyfish floating like ghosts in the waves, blood-sucking deer flies searching the sand for human flesh, gold chain-wearing middle-aged men prowling the nightclubs - none has creeped out as many vacationers as this one.
July 17, 2006
Living life in a shell, Lucky wasn't used to all the attention.
April 2, 2006
The cats were quite hungry
December 4, 2005
Suddenly this spring, I found myself alone. Don't worry, nobody died or anything. It was just the standard spousal parting of ways, followed by the standard reclaiming of space -- painting the walls colors I liked, moving furniture where I wanted it, purging the cupboard of nutritious foods and replacing it with food as it is meant to be: processed and microwaveable.
September 22, 2002
She taught music. He was a traveling salesman. They never gained much fame. But, with help from their cocker spaniel Boots, they may have changed the course of history.