In the Foothills of Dog Heaven

Lisa LaVerdiere is clearly tired of being asked the question: “How do you remember all their names?” “I tell people, ‘Didn’t you go to high school? Don’t you know two hundred people?’” she asks incredulously. The 225 or so animals that reside at Home for Life in Star Prairie, Wisconsin, may look interchangeable to most […]

The Dog's Lover

I log onto the Target website, type the keywords “Target stuffed dog” and wait for the page to load. She’s not there. The white bull terrier with the red bull’s-eye around her eye, the one in the jaunty, red-and-white knit cap, is no longer available. “Great,” I mutter. Now I’ll have to stalk toy stores […]