* I like this article in the New York Times by Stanley Fish, Looking at Dogs and Cars.  He ponders abandoned cars, dogs in the pound, and neglected homes. His last line really got to me.

*Does it matter what time of day you feed your dog? Find out at All Things Dog blog.

*What is a favorite holiday food dogs love? Gingerbread! Get the recipe at Kol’s Notes!

* From Life with Dogs, news of a single production lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dog food recall.

Now for your smile and to put you in the holiday mood, here is the adorable Dexter from Dexter’s Ruff Life, enjoying last Christmas.