The Pet Issue: In Pets We Trust

I admit: Putting a sloth on our cover was never on my bucket list, but now that we’ve done it, I’m over the moon. The sloth – her name’s Sophia – heralds in this year’s Pet Issue, breaking an all-dog cover streak. The original idea for the cover was to put Chrondog Hank, our three-legged office mascot, in a Washingtonian tricorn hat and powdered wig in honor of Presidents Day. While Hank would have certainly brought great dignity to the part, I think Sophia was the right way to go.

Sophia, turns out, has a pet of her own, an iguana. Keep reading for their story, and more stories about what we’ve learned from the animals we share space with. – Kimberley Jones

Hanging Out With Sophia the Sloth and Her Reptilian Pal
Hanging Out With Sophia the Sloth and Her Reptilian Pal
ZooKeeper’s sloth is torpidly glad to see you

Feb. 13, 2020

Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
Austin's Rembrandt of Dog Portraits
The Austin artist is an Old Master when it comes to custom pooch portraits

Feb. 13, 2020

Everything I Know About Rejection I Learned From My Cats
Everything I Know About Rejection I Learned From My Cats
He's just not that into mew

Feb. 13, 2020

Two Warring Rabbits Defy the Odds to Love Each Other, and So Should We All
Two Warring Rabbits Defy the Odds to Love Each Other, and So Should We All
Rabbits (finally) at rest

Feb. 13, 2020

My Black Widow
My Black Widow
She does, you know, whatever a spider can

Feb. 13, 2020

Understanding Austin’s Urban Livestock Rules
Understanding Austin’s Urban Livestock Rules
Hog heaven? Mini-pony paradise? It’s your backyard.

Feb. 13, 2020

Two Pups, One Austin Chef
Two Pups, One Austin Chef
Nutrient-dense ready-to-eat dog food could help alleviate dogs’ symptoms and finicky habits

Feb. 13, 2020

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