Make A Shelter Dog’s Day: Take Him for Ice Cream

Make A Shelter Dog’s Day: Take Him for Ice Cream I recently interviewed a multi-faceted graduate student, Allison Andrukonis, at the Animal and Food Sciences Department of Texas Tech University. She is doing a study on “compassion fatigue” in shelter workers—specifically “burn-out” and the emotional effects of euthanasia on the spirits of shelter workers. I […]

Pugs Win the Day Over German Shepherds

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-13-2019) #618: Featuring Kim Dower, Nathan Hall, and Susan Ward. Kim Dower reads from her new collection of poems, SUNBATHING ON TYRONE POWERS’ GRAVE, describing how dogs see something in nothing and lick our faces as if they were made of sugar; Nathan Hall, assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s […]