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Friday, September 01, 2006
Honoring Working Dogs on Labor Day
So this weekend, when we're supposed to honor working Americans - especially those who have to work while the rest of us loaf - let's not forget the labor of dogs that help disabled people, rescue disaster victims, sniff out explosives, herd livestock, and perform a host of other chores on humankind's behalf.
To see a really wonderful online NOVA slide show on working dogs, click here.
Pet lady: That's my role in the Miami Herald newsroom. I've been here since 1989, during which time I've had eight dogs, a ring-necked parakeet, a chicken, and a lizard named Lance. At the moment, I've got four dogs, two step-dogs, and two cockatiels. A native New Yorker, I came here from Louisville, Ky. I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona, and had a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1988. I have written 233 stories containing the word 'dog' in the past 17 years.