Outword’s Annual Pet Issue is Out Now!

Oct 22, 2020

Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof! We did, that’s who!

In fact, we’re letting out all the pets in our Annual Pet Issue of Outword!

This issue has PAWSibbly the most pet content we’ve ever had, packed with pet stories, pet photo submissions, and pet-related businesses you will surely find useful.

We’ve got information on the Purple Leash Project (page 4), grooming advice (page 6), a column from the Front Street Animal Shelter (page 8), and who knew there was such a thing as a “Pet Nup?” (page 10). There’s something to BARK about on page 11 with a message of hope from Kenn Altine of the Sacramento SPCA, and info on less noisy Pet ID tags by Ron Tackitt on page 12.

Our PAWsome pet photo spread begins on page 14! We’d like to thank everyone who participated and let you all know how hard it was to pick the winners. Congrats to 1st place winner “Chewie Ann,” photo taken by Hans Greenawalt and featured on the cover, 2nd place winner “Milo,” taken by Hillary Glueck, and 3rd place winner “Emi,” taken by Lori Okamoto. The pictures of your furry friends are just PURRRiceless!

A wonderful addition to your coffee table could be the book featured on page 17, which takes a look at the beautiful architecture of Palm Springs, and the dogs who live there. Also, a device to find Fido when he goes missing is detailed on page 18. Wow, this issue is off the LEASH!

Not into pets? Don’t “TERRIER-SELFUP” about it. We’ve got a book review on page 19, a bit of political news, and some entertainment stories: Tower Theatre is back open, Virtual Project Nunway is happening on Oct 24th (page 23), Halloween Horror from Home (movie reviews) and 6 new CD reviews from Chris Narloch (page 24). Don’t miss Ron Tackitt’s rundown of “Giada in Italy” a lovely respite from the draMEOWtic state of the world today.

There’s so much more in this aMEWzing issue, you’ll just have to read for yourself!

And please FURgive us for all the silly pet puns. Happy HOWL-o-ween, and don’t forget to VOTE on November 3rd (if you haven’t already!).