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Barks from Starks,
WINTER 2019/2020

Thanks to dog rescue and the Wagazine, I don’t have the problem of cabin fever during the long winter months. But my dogs are another story. 

So we do fun things together: hide and seek (which is harder than it sounds because my dogs follow me everywhere, so I must hide strategically) deliver Wagazines (although they’re clearly just in it for the drive-through pup cups), and shovel snow (they go berzerko when I throw snow in the air; we’re all out of breath in the end).

Still, the winter can be long and feel longer. In addition to the suggestions for canines and felines on p. 16, here are some tips for you readers to combat cabin fever:

Grab your best buddy and visit the new dog-friendly brewery in the area:
Paw Print Brewery. Sip a “Wet Snout” or “Gray Muzzle” and wait for spring.
See p. 12. 

Vote for your favorite pet business in our annual Golden Paws Award program. See p. 25.

Sign up for an Animal First Aid and CPR class at Leashes & Leads to become certified to help a cat or dog in an emergency or injury situation. See p. 18.

Watch the KSMQ TV video on the Wagazine at We thank KSMQ for this quality production and the opportunity to tell the Wagazine’s story.

Hopefully this will help you and your pets stay active until the snow thaws. Be sure to capture your moments on camera so you can submit them for our next issue’s Pets on Parade page. Send those photos to

Stay warm and busy this winter!