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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
Elisabeth Ward's book is available for $12: Shaggy Dog Press, PO Box 318, Westport, NY 12993.
Elisabeth Ward's book is available for $12: Shaggy Dog Press, PO Box 318, Westport, NY 12993.

New Book Celebrates Pets and Poetry

Elisabeth Ward is a Westport writer who's put together a collection of poems called Naked Weimaraner: The Dogs, The Cats, The Rest. It contains more than 25 poems about dogs, cats, goats, squirrels, foxes, and the rest. All the proceeds from the book are being donated to the North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Westport. Todd Moe spoke with Elisabeth Ward about her new book which explores the poetry of everyday life and the importance of living among animals.  Go to full article

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