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October 1, 2007

Tribute to a Fallen Four-Legged Friend

Lovers of The Bark, or just softie dog lovers in general,  might like to get their hands on both versions of the latest edition’s cover as a collector’s piece. You see, when I pulled my favorite dog magazine from within my mailbox this month I was given pause by the melancholy face featured on the front. It is a gripping cover. A forlorn-looking dog with glassy eyes adorns the cover, but there is no copy at all to be found beyond the masthead and the words "Dog is my Co-Pilot" at the bottom right corner. I wondered why The Bark‘s editors would choose such solemn artwork for their fall edition, but I quickly learned after cracking the cover. The inspiration for The Bark, the creator’s first dog, had passed away. There is a touching tribute to the dearly departed dog inside, as well as a photo spread. The editor explains that subscribers got the somber cover of her beloved pet, while newsstand buyers got a more jovial cover image.

I love the trend of multiple covers, especially when it is executed so well like this. I’m going to scoop up a newsstand issue to pair with the one I got in the mail. As a tribute to one woman’s best friend.

ALSO: Check out The Bark‘s blog

About the Author

Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan is obsessed with good food, great shoes and Alabama football way down South in Savannah, Georgia. She hasn’t met a kitchen gadget she hasn’t at least thought about buying (trying them is another story) and devotes her time to Bikram Yoga, baking and trying to overcome long-held finicky eating habits.