Category: Dog days

The dogs of summer

words and photographs by Juli Leonard They came in sizes small and large. Drooly ones and shy ones. Some could barely stand still; others were clearly ready for their close-up. One leapt into my lap between every shot. Another tackled the…

Pack mentality

words and photograph by Juli Leonard Fifty-two feet, 26 ears and 13 tails swarm and churn around dog walker Lee Huggins near Raleigh’s Ridge Road on a sunny afternoon. A tangle of leashes crisscross Huggins’ chest like rainbow sashes. Poop…

Faith, thy name is…

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Wired curls, a confident jaunt, and a watchful eye are the trademarks of Faith, a small terrier/schnauzer mix. She is often seen accompanying her owner, attorney Walter Rand, to work in downtown Raleigh. Despite…

Two good dogs

by Cat Warren Solo is a cadaver dog who  recently retired. For eight years, he and I occasionally worked with local law enforcement by helping to search for the missing and those presumed dead. A handsome red-and-black shepherd with a…

Dog days: A treasure

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Currituck, a 9-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever that works as a therapy dog, has a special kind of power. With his golden brown eyes, soft coat, and gentle nature, the dog has a soothing presence…

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