New Yorker contributor and filmmaker, Susanna Fogel imagines what advice a dog has to offer, in her debut novel, Nuclear Family: A Tragicomic Novel in Letters. The reader gets to know the central character, Julie, through a series of notes from the people, inanimate objects and creatures who populate her life - including Morrissey, the bloodhound belonging to her boyfriend.
Dust bunnies, tufts, tumble weeds of fur, clumps and balls of shed pet hair. What may be the worst part about having a companion animal may also be the best, according to writer Richard Kelly Kemick. He details it in his essay Sweeping It under the Carpet published in The Walrus magazine.
Read + see more about Richard and his dogs here.
Animals are running for political office, including Earl Grey from the Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society. The cat campaigned during the 2015 Canadian federal election and has his sights set on the USA Presidential race too. We find out why he's interested in politics and what other political animals are out there.
See photos of Earl, Stan and their campaign manager, Hugh Chisholm