Monthly Archives: September 2013

Photo Essay: Shooting “Tributaries” in Iceland

Written by RC Cone


The Icelandic weather and wind can be harsh, but the rewards are worth it.
All photos by RC Cone

[Editor’s note: Back in July, we introduced you to a cool new fly-fishing film, Tributaries, from RC Cone, which is in production now. (Check out that post here.) Recently, we got RC’s latest update and a bunch of gorgeous photos from his ongoing adventure. I can’t wait to see the finished film.]

Bahamas to Iceland. I was looking for contrasts and I found ’em. On some of the nastier days, I wore every single piece of clothing I had under my waders and jacket. My flip-flops were about as useful as a bikini in. . .

Read More  »

Ruby, Once Abandoned, Becomes a Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ruby bring joy to the elderly and the sick.
Photo via ruby’stales.com

When rescuers found Ruby with another puppy from her litter in an abandoned house in St. Paul, Minnesota ten years ago, they had been left without food or water for two weeks. Patrick Bettendorf was asked to foster Ruby for a. . .

Read More  »

5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jasmine, a rescued greyhound, cared for more than 50 animals including Bramble,
an orphaned roe deer at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary.
Photo via nationalgeographic.com

A wonderful post on the National Geographic website highlights the incredible services of five very special dogs who care for others—both humans and other animals. Each story is a. . .

Read More  »

5 Years After Omaha Adopted Tough Dogs Laws, the Results Are Praised


Written by: Phil Monahan

Matthew Lane’s Pit Bull mix Dallas got removed from the list after taking steps to improve his behavior.
Photo via omaha.com

A long story on omaha.com today takes a look at Omaha’s “dangerous” dogs five years after strict laws were passed, following a 2008 attack on a woman and her daughter by a neighbor’s Pit Bull. The tough ordinance put in place: . . .

Read More  »

Tips from a Shelter Worker: What to Do If Your Dog Is Lost


Written by: Phil Monahan

Photo via huffingtonpost.com

If your dog just up and disappeared—say, through an unlocked gate or an open door—do you know all the different steps you should take to make sure you find your best friend as quickly as possible. Writing on the Huffington Post, animal-shelter worker and canine-behavior specialist Nicole Wilde offers a list of. . .

Read More  »