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Bentley the dog. Photo: Frances Weller Bailey
Bentley the dog. Photo: Frances Weller Bailey

Homeless dog becomes local cause

Back in September, faculty and staff at St. Lawrence University got an e-mail from English Professor Peter Bailey - "adopt a Bentley" it said.
Bentley - a big friendly puppy -- needed a home.

In October, Peter Bailey repeated his request, and a couple weeks ago, he emailed again.
Attached to the third note were a couple pictures...soon Bentley's cause spread. Word about the Boxer-St. Bernard mix reached into the Adirondacks and south to Syracuse.
There's no happy ending, yet, but Bentley has attracted friends and visitors to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA in Ogdensburg.

Nora Flaherty spoke with Peter Bailey about Bentley's cause:  Go to full article
Colo the dog
Colo the dog

The passing of an old friend

The philosopher George Santayana said, "There is no cure for life or death, save to enjoy the interim." He meant it as a reminder to really live. For the past 14 years, NCPR's Jonathan Brown had a different kind of reminder: Furry, four-legged and full of drool.  Go to full article

Commentary: Doggie Day Care

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger tells us why parents aren't the only ones seeking reliable, affordable day care.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Dogs

When did wolves become dogs? How did they come to be "man's best friend?" Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about canine evolution and domestication.  Go to full article

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