Drawing on a rich history of mythical and symbolic representations, animal artists help shape our understanding of our fellow creatures while reconnecting us to their kindred spirits. We asked some artists whose work has graced our covers why they depict animals, and what they have learned from it. .
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When a Dog is Part Wolf
There are times when I really wish Aluco were a different kind of dog. I want to lie next to him, listening to the below of his lungs. It makes me sad that he won't know the comfort and safety the other dogs do, lying sprawled by the fire. "You have to accept him for what he is," Jerry says, and I know that he is right.