Issue 43: May/Jun 2010

Fido Friendly Issue 43

COVER STORY
44 Rory Freedman Get the skinny directly from Rory. The best-selling author shares what makes her tick and why Fido is a part of her life.

FEATURES
46 Richard Gere & Hachi Sexiest man alive, leading actor, award winner: Richard Gere takes the leash of a lifetime.
47 Montel Williams The celebrity talk-show host reveals the dogged truth about his canine best friend.
48 Greg Louganis Olympic medalist Greg Louganis dives into new territory and makes a difference, one dog at a time.
50 North Shore Animal League America: The Roots It’s not just a New York thing; this shelter takes their mission worldwide.
52 Spot Marks the X Extreme sports ala canine-style: something for every Fido.
54 Fido Furever Tattoos are fast becoming an indelible way to carry Fido forever by your side.
56 Fido Can Fly Fly the friendly skies and keep the tails waggin’. Must-knows when taking to the skies with Fido in tow.
58 Origin of the Species Crime scene investigators move over. Doggy DNA gets covered in a revealing look at what lies beneath Fido’s fur.
60 Adoption Story Melanie Bruski risks her heart over and over to give love to homeless dogs, even if it’s for only one hour.
61 Wanderlust Fido Where oh where has your little dog gone? FIDO Friendly knows, and the lusty truth might just surprise you.
62 Two Dogs and 2,000 Miles for Cancer By twos and by fours: one man’s crusade with his canine companions to fight the good fight and raise awareness.
64 I Do: Furry Encounter of the Wedding Kind Include your best friend in both nuptials and honeymoon with ease.
66 Sparkling Canines Doggy breath be gone. More than a megawatt smile, keeping Fido’s teeth clean means preventative medicine.
68 Bicycle Odyssey Deer, marmots and skiers, oh my! The Italian Dolomites dish up excitement for these cycling canines.
69 Fido's Tent Pop-tent or pup-tent? Getting back to nature with this must-have for canine camping comfort.
98 Inspirational Story A disabled Cocker hits the slopes.

DEPARTMENTS
14 Parlor Sniff through the crossword puzzle, test your skills and check out some photographic pooches. Plus, Weird News, Wagging Dogs, Fido Feed: Brain busters for the newsy hound in you.
18 Crate & Garden In the beginning there was dog: keeping it clean in Fido’s Garden of Eden.
20 The Social Pet Glitz and glam, NYC rolls out the red carpet for Fido.
22 Natural & Holistic Dog Ancient Chinese secret no more: herbs enhance Fido’s Zen zone.
24 Health & Wellness More than one way to cure a canine; an alternate path to recovery.
26 Pet Nutrition Deciphering the age-old dilemma regarding feeding Fido.
28 The Doc Is In Leaving no dog behind takes on new meaning as the temperatures heat up.
30 Training 101 Dog park etiquette: when to step in.
32 My Business Has Gone to the Dogs Dogged Health shares how their website gets doggone good information to pet guardians.
34 Best in Show Offering inspiration worldwide through the power of Healing Paws.
36 Canine Connection Don’t worry; be happy: when funds are low, one act makes a difference.
95 Lead Reads We let our hair down and race through the rain with a canine cover-to-cover review.

DESTINATIONS
72 Historic Digs Stay in a restored home in Park City, UT.
73 Fido at Bat Hitting a home run in Boston means a grand slam for Fido and friends.
74 European Adventure Giving visitors the green light beyond the red-light district and digging up treasures of Amsterdam fun.
75 Weekend Warrior: Paw Springs Fido can try out his material like the rest of the Rat Pack in Palm Springs, CA.
76 Wickaninnish Inn In the wick of time…no trip to British Columbia should neglect this inn.
78 Waterfront Hilton Class and elegance, comfort and charm, wading to the Waterfront in canine style.
79 The Gracie Hotel New York city from the comfort of a cozy bed…including breakfast.
80 The Benjamin Taking Manhattan by storm: where Fido should stay on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
81 Alderbrook Inn Cruising the banks of the canal or the halls of the inn will both delight Fido. 82 Mansion on Turtle Creek The take-home toy may be the best part for Fido, but this unique lodging holds many more memories for guests.
83 Seabrook Inn A community of cottages built with a canine flare for life.

THE DIRECTORY
84 Hotel Cheval & Paso Robles
85 Camping & Hiking Health & Wellness Lifestyles
90 Travel Guide
96 Marketplace

From this issue

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    Byline: By Anietra Hamper

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    Harmony and optimum health are only achieved when we live in accordance with nature’s law of balance. We see evidence of this in our own lives when we eat, work or do anything in excess. That imbalance can throw us off in small and large ways. It affects body, mind and spirit and in no time, we start seeing the physical and mental results. Dogs are no different.

  • Hiking the Swiss Alps with Fido

    Rosa exploring the dramatic cliffs of Switzerland

    By Hayley Whitfield

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